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Sweettree Brain Injury Service




Location and Contact details


Coleridge House
2-3 Coleridge Gardens
London
Greater London
NW6 3QH

Telephone: 020 7624 9944

Email: justin.burmeister@sweettree.co.uk

http://www.sweettree.co.uk

Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

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Entry last updated

Oct 25, 2012

Further Details

Sweet Tree Brain Injury Service provides specialist support workers to help people after a brain injury transition from hospital to home and be make it work so they able to cope living in the community. Support workers are all experienced with the needs of people after a brain injury and enable people to do as much as they can for themselves by guiding, prompting and supporting instead of doing it for people. Support can be varied and range from help with washing and dressing and eating to leisure, work and social pursuits dependant on a persons interests and goals; from holidays abroad to a trip to the cinema.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Case Management yes no no yes
Community support yes no no yes
Day Activities yes no no yes
Domiciliary Care yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Leisure Activities yes no no yes
Support Workers yes no no yes
Vocational Support yes no no yes
Voluntary Activity yes no no 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:

CQC registered. IIP 2010
Specialists support worker agency for people after ABI who live in the community. Support people in teh transistion from hospital / rehabilitation unit to home and maintaining those whose injury occured many years earlier. Support for a wide range of tasks; ADL PADL Rehab assitance, accessing community and leisure, budgeting and finances, hoshold maanagment

Referrals can be made by

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

- Medico-legal solicitors, insurance companies and Court of Protection Deputies.

How are services paid for?

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

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

- Medico legal case managment (Personal injury and clinical neglience)

Typical duration that a service is offered

Minimum packages of support vary from 2 hours per visit to 24 hours a day. This is regularly reviewed and altered as required in line with client abilities and needs.

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 AT HOME

[Code 70]
Patient description
Medically stable, 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
Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary co-ordinated management therapy 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. Includes treatment of patients in their own homes, or with live-in carers.

HELP GETTING BACK TO WORK

[Code 90]
Patient description
Medically stable, living in community, aiming to enter/return to employment

Sites
Domiciliary, community-based or residential

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary programme addressing all aspects of occupational activity, including, specialist assessment, work preparation, job search, job coaching and workplace support, and employer/college education and support.

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.

SOMEONE TO TALK TO

[Code 110]
Patient description
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

SUPPORT AT HOME

[Code 115]
Patient description
Medically stable. Able to live in the community alone or with others.

Sites
Client's home/the community

Description of rehabilitation input
Enablement, support and care to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, sorting out benefits, day supervision & respite care. Specific attention paid to Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment and structuring activity towards achieving goals. Includes support that may be purchased with a personal budget.

SOMETHING TO DO

[Code 120]
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 to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, Specific attention paid to: Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment Structured daytime activity within the individual's competency framework. Includes Day activities, Day Centres, clubs and activity that may be purchased with a personal budget.

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.

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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