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Dover Court House

Location and Contact details

14 Cook Close
Dover Court,
CO12 3UE

Telephone: 01255 240095


Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Residential
  • Domiciliary Service
  • Community Based Service

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miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Mar 5, 2013

Further Details

Dover Court 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 (BIRT). Dover Court House works with people who have a range of cognitive, physical and/or emotional symptoms following an acquired brain injury. Service users at Dover Court House will normally have already experienced a period of intensive rehabiitation prior to admission. Dover Court House offers a comfortable and smaller home environment, comprising 3 en suite bedrooms plus communal areas including kitchen, lounge, dining room, and gardens. The service at Dover Court House is led by a Consultant in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation, who is part of BIRT's Clinical Executive and delivered by a Registered Manager and a team of Rehabilitation Support Workers. Service users have 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 take 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
Domiciliary Care yes yes yes yes
Neuropsychology yes yes yes yes
Psychology yes yes yes yes
Residential Care yes yes yes yes
Respite Care yes yes yes yes
Support Workers yes yes yes yes
Training (for clients/patients) yes yes yes yes
Transitional rehabilitation yes yes yes yes
Vocational Support 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:

Dover Court 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).
CQC inspection pass - 13 February 2013

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 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 Dover Court House, many of our service users do progress and move on to live in a more independent environment.

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


[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 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.

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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