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Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre and Neurodisability Service

Location and Contact details

80-82 Blackheath Hill
Greater London
SE10 8AD

Telephone: 020 8692 4007


Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • In patient

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Dec 12, 2012

Further Details

We have 2 units, the TBIRU, that provides neuro rehab for those who are cognitively impaired following a Brain Injury and present with behaviours that challenge other neuro rehabilitation services. HNDU provides services for clients how have complex physical disabilities following a Brain Injury or as a result of a neurological disorder, and require neuro rehabilitation. For both units we generally admit patients direct from the Acute Hospitals as soon as they are medically stable and able to participate or tolerate their rehab programme. We actively look for a discharge placement close to their home so that when they are ready for discharge they can be closer to their friends and families. The average length of stay is 120 days, as we strive to return the clients back to their local community as soon as they are ready.

Blackheath Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Centre is situated in a purpose built facility. All the clients have a single room, and we encourage the client and their visitors to individualise the room to feel like home. Each unit has a garden area, TV lounge and Dinning room. More importantly we are situated close to Blackheath and Greenwich, which means we have access to parks, churches, shops, cafes, coffee shops, cinema, gyms etc and we are able to incorporate them into the rehabilitation for patients and at the weekends
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Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Clinical psychology yes no yes no
Community support yes no yes no
Family Support yes no yes no
Leisure Activities yes no yes no
Neurology no no yes no
Neuropsychiatry yes no yes no
Neuropsychology yes no yes no
Nursing yes no yes no
Occupational Therapy yes no yes no
Physiotherapy yes no yes no
Psychiatry yes no yes no
Rehabilitation Consultant no no yes no
Vocational Support yes no yes no
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:

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family yes
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS yesnono
Social Care Services nonoyes
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services nonoyes

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

No Data

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

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here


[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.

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


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

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


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

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.

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 1 (highly specialised rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category A needs and is led by a consultant trained and accredited in rehabilitation medicine or neuropsychiatry

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