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Christchurch Group Limited (Park House, Bedford)

Location and Contact details

Park House
28 St Andrews Road
MK40 2LW

Telephone: 07595 655239


Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Day patient
  • Residential
  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Oct 20, 2012

Further Details

Christchurch Group is a leading neurological rehabilitation specialist with numerous facilities across the UK. Christchurch Group offers a comprehensive range of services for adults with neurological disorders as a result of accident, injury or disease, including:-

> 6 - 12 week assessments
> Neurological rehabilitation
> Neurobehavioural rehabilitation
> Progressive or complex neurological care
> Community services
> Enhanced/Respite services
> Outpatient services

Christchurch Group offers intensive, active and slow stream assessment and rehabilitation for a spectrum of neurological conditions, including stroke, acquired brain injury and brain tumour. Our individualised rehabilitation plans are designed to maximise recovery and independence and minimise the effects of the condition on the individual£s cognitive, social, emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing.
Residents are involved in their own goal setting, establishing their long and short term objectives, lifestyle planning and highlighting community activities which complement their hobbies and interests.

We use recognised clinical outcome measures such as FIM+FAM (Functional Independence Measure + Functional Assessment Measure), GAS (Goal Attainment Scale), RCS (rehabilitation Complexity Scale) NPDS (Northwick Park Nursing Dependency Scale) and NPCNA (Northwick Park Care Needs Assessment).
Our services are supported by a full Multi-Disciplinary Team to include:-

> Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
> Neuro Psychology
> Neuro Psychiatry
> Physiotherapy
> Speech & Language Therapy
> Occupational Therapy
> Registered General and Mental Health Nurses
> Experienced Rehabilitation Assistants

We offer a structured care pathway to enable us to support individuals throughout each stage of their rehabilitation. We have a range of accommodation to support each resident£s level of independence, including individual en-suite bedrooms, bedsits, transitional living units and flats. We also provide community outreach services to continue to support people once they discharge into their own homes.
We provide a wide range of rehabilitation programmes,

> Cognitive retraining and remediation
> Functional mobility
> Orientation
> Individualised neurobehavioural programmes
> Daily living skills
> Improving communication skills
> Enhancing psychological well-being, including emotional adjustment
> Financial management and budgeting
> Vocational rehabilitation
> Support in expanding educational opportunities
> Improving and enhancing social skills
> Positive risk management

We support individuals with complex challenging behaviours as a result of brain injury, which may have prevented them from accessing the community historically.
Our Multi-Disciplinary Team works collaboratively to monitor, regulate and reduce episodes of challenging or inappropriate behaviour and help individuals develop emotional and social information processing strategies to enhance techniques for effective behaviour change.

Christchurch Group provides longer term, nurse led, support for individuals with progressive neurological conditions such as Huntingdon£s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson£s Disease to name a few.

We also provide specialist nursing for individuals who require support with epilepsy, infections, tracheostomy£s, diabetes, pegs and catheters.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes yes no no
Art Therapy yes no no yes
Clinical psychology yes no no yes
Community support yes no no yes
Day Activities yes no no yes
Day Centre yes no no yes
Family Support yes yes no no
Information yes yes no no
Leisure Activities yes no no yes
Music Therapy yes no no yes
Neuropsychiatry yes no no no
Neuropsychology yes no no yes
Nursing yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Physiotherapy yes no no yes
Psychiatry yes no no yes
Psychology yes no no yes
Rehabilitation Consultant yes no no yes
Residential Care yes no no yes
Respite Care yes no no yes
Speech & Language Therapy yes no no yes
Support Workers yes no no yes
Training (for staff) yes no no yes
Transitional rehabilitation 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:

Headway UK (We are an approved Headway Provider)

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

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

There are no fixed timescales for admission.

This Service was mapped by Northamptonshire ABI Forum. 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 60]
Patient description
Medically stable, but low awareness or response persists beyond eg 3 weeks after sedation withdrawn, ICP corrected and medically stable. Able to benefit from medical and physical therapy to prevent complications and support recovery.

Community hospital or specialist inpatient

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment/active rehabilitation phase which needs to be distinguished from long term care, although planning care increasingly important aim after some (eg 6) months. Patients may go to active participation unit if they improve sufficiently.


[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

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.


[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

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.


[Code 80]
Patient description
Medically stable, independently mobile, primarily cognitive impairments likely to benefit from intensive neuropsychological therapy

Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary, holistic and intensive assessment and therapy programme – addressing individual cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs, with the aim of a return to work, studies or independent community life.


[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.


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

All sites

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


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

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.

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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