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Kent House




Location and Contact details


1 Haslerig Close
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP21 9PH

Telephone: 01296 330101

Email: kh@birt.co.uk

http://www.birt.co.uk

Type of organisation

  • Voluntary Sector Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Residential

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Entry last updated

Dec 5, 2011

Further Details

Kent House is a specialist residential continuing rehabilitation centre for adults with acquired brain injury. It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust. Kent House works with people who have a range of cognitive, physical and/or emotional symptoms following an acquired brain injury. Service users at Kent House will normally have already experienced a period of intensive rehabiitation prior to admission. Kent House offers a modern and superbly equipped setting, comprising 16 single bedsitting rooms, each with their own bathroom and kitchen, a single person supported living flat and four bungalows, each with bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Kent House has an on-site clinical team, led by a Consultant in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation, which compromises professionals from a wide range of disciplines including clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and a team of rehabilitation support workers. Rehabilitation takes place in modern specialised settings with access to a wide range of therapeutic and recreational activities including daily living skills (eg laundry, cookery/food preparation, money management, computer skills). All service users taek part in an individualised ongoing treatment programme. This includes learning and therapeutic sessions, personal, social and domestic skills, guided leisure time, community access, behavioural management and vocational training and support.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Assistive technology yes yes yes yes
Clinical psychology yes yes yes yes
Equipment yes yes yes yes
Family Support yes yes yes yes
Information yes yes yes yes
Leisure Activities yes yes yes yes
Music Therapy yes yes yes yes
Neuropsychiatry yes yes yes yes
Neuropsychology yes yes yes yes
Occupational Therapy yes yes yes yes
Physiotherapy yes yes yes yes
Psychology yes yes yes yes
Residential Care yes yes yes yes
Respite Care yes yes yes yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes yes yes yes
Support Workers yes yes yes yes
Supported Housing yes yes yes yes
Training (for clients/patients) yes yes yes yes
Transitional rehabilitation yes yes yes yes
Vocational Support yes yes yes yes
Voluntary Activity yes yes yes yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

Kent House has been awarded full accreditation with the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We have Investors in People Status (through our parent organisation The Disabilities Trust) and are a corporate member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM).

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family no
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - individually commissioned
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services yesnono
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services yesnono

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

The average length of a residential placement varies depending on individual's needs. Although we are able to offer a home for life at Kent House, many of our service users do progress and move on to live in a more independent supported environment for ongoing rehabilitation.

This Service was mapped by Eastern Region ABI. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here

REHAB IN HOSPITAL

[Code 40]
Patient description
Needs in-patient care due to physical dependency, or the need for specialist therapy equipment, a safe environment, supervision, or intensity of therapy, in a unit with the expertise and experience in rehabilitation of a condition (Level 1)which cannot be provided in a local specialist centre or in the community (Level 2) which cannot be provided in the community.

Sites
Level 1: Regional specialized centre Level 2: Local specialist centre, Acute or community hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Needs inpatient care due to physical dependency, or need for specialist therapy equipment, safe environment, supervision or intensity of therapy which cannot be provided in community

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT UNIT

[Code 50]
Patient description
Medically stable, but prolonged confusion, amnesia or behavioural difficulties, requiring specialist behavioural management, intensive supervision and secure environment

Sites
Specialist in-patient unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Specialist behavioural management, including high staffing: patient ratio to ensure intensive supervision and secure environment. Access to neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry

SUPPORTED HOUSING OR RESIDENTIAL CARE

[Code 75]
Patient description
Medically stable, requiring supportive environment/accommodation, able to actively participate with and benefit from therapy. Will include spectrum of initial severity of injury with a small minority derived from Code 05 category

Sites
Residential Care/Supported Housing

Description of rehabilitation input
Retraining and enablement in day-to-day domestic and community-based tasks in a non-hospital, home-like environment, aimed at community re-integration/ inclusion by enhancing independence, wellbeing, & assist return to work/ education. In collaboration with Social Services, neuropsychiatry, voluntary and statutory services. Help for family/carers in supporting the person in these roles, and with identifying statutory support available.

CONTINUING REHAB WHEN YOU NEED IT

[Code 100]
Patient description
Medically stable, but permanent disability

Sites
Domiciliary, residential or nursing home, respite unit

Description of rehabilitation input
Life long prevention of avoidable complications involving residual physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems, on a domiciliary, outpatient or respite basis.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

[Code 125]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Organised activity in the community offering opportunities to develop skills through voluntary work and activity.

TRANSPORT

[Code 130]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Services that assist people with disabilities to travel in their local community or further afield.

EQUIPMENT

[Code 135]
Patient description
Blank

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Providing practical/ technological solutions to challenges and limitations imposed by cognitive, behavioural and physical disability.

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 2 (local specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category B needs (and some Category A needs) and is led/supported by a consultant trained and accredited in rehabilitation medicine

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