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Research and Enablement- The Knolls

Location and Contact details

The Knolls
Plantation Road
Leighton Buzzard

Telephone: 0845 6024064

Type of organisation

  • NHS Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Dec 5, 2011

Further Details

Bedfordshire Rehabilitation and Enablement services is covered by 4 bases across the 3 localities in Bedfordshire.
Comprises of 3 services that incorporate assessment, support, rehabilitative and treatment interventions:
- Community Beds at Biggleswade Hospital, Archer Unit and beds at The Knowles and Taymar Nursing Homes.
- Intermediate care services in the community
- Community Neuro Rehab teams
- Community Occupational Therapy Service

The aims of the services are to
- facilitate timely discharge from hospital
- Prevent unnecessary admission to acute hospital or residential/ nursing care.
- Set realistic and achievable goals for intervention
Advise other professionals and care staff on ways to improve function and independence of patients
Provide specialist knowledge of equipment and resources available

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Community support no no no yes
Information no no no yes
Nursing no no no yes
Occupational Therapy no no no yes
Physiotherapy no no no yes
Support Workers no 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:

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 ???
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

Typical duration that a service is offered

Community beds - up to 6 weeks
Intermediate Care- up to 6 weeks then transfer longer term care needs to other statutory services
Neuro rehab team- length of intervention driven by goal attainment, up to 6 months.
Community OT - length of intervention driven by episode of rehab/ intervention required.

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 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 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.


[Code 135]
Patient description

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

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