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Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability - Transitional Rehabilitation Service

Location and Contact details

The Transitional Rehabilitation Service (TRS), Haberdashers House
1 Royal Orchard Close, Putney
Greater London
SW18 5TB

Telephone: 020 8780 0890 / 020 8780 4513


Type of organisation

  • Voluntary Sector Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Residential
  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Sep 15, 2012

Further Details

After a serious brain injury, many skills previously taken for granted – memory, planning, managing emotions, managing work demands, shopping and managing a budget, as well as basic skills like getting washed and dressed, walking and talking – can be affected.

We specialise in helping people rebuild the skills and confidence they need to gain enough independence to return home - with particular expertise in supporting people who would otherwise struggle to make the transition, including those with physical, cognitive, behavioural, and communication difficulties.

Based in a homely environment which closely reflects community life, we help people with brain injury to work on the skills they will need to make the transition back to life beyond hospital, improving their ability to carry out everyday tasks and preparing them for a return to community living.

The purpose-built unit allows people to re-learn and develop new skills and strategies with support, in a real-life setting. Many aspects of a resident’s programme take place within the community itself. The expert therapy team develop an individual treatment programme, based on the resident’s own goals and aspirations. A team of rehabilitation assistants, along with the clinical team, assist the resident to put this programme into practice, supporting and encouraging residents to gain confidence and independence.

We offer our service to people over the age of 18, who:

> Have had an acquired brain injury (this may be due to an accident or injury, or due to illness such as stroke, encephalitis or meningitis)
> May have physical disabilities – although some of our residents are wheelchair users, others have no difficulties with walking
> May have difficulties with communication, including difficulties with speech, reading or writing, or with understanding others when they talk
> May have difficulty with specific thinking skills, such as memory, planning and organising, being aware of their difficulties etc.
> May have a specific plan for return home, or may need help to identify where next.

For further information please download a PDF of the Transitional Rehabilitation Service Leaflet and a more-detailed brochure.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes yes no no
Assistive technology yes yes no no
Clinical psychology yes yes no no
Community support yes yes no no
Counselling yes yes no no
Equipment yes yes no no
Family Support yes yes no no
Information yes yes no no
Leisure Activities yes yes no no
Music Therapy yes yes no no
Neuropsychiatry yes yes no no
Neuropsychology yes yes no no
Nursing yes yes no no
Occupational Therapy yes yes no no
Physiotherapy yes yes no no
Psychiatry yes yes no no
Psychology yes yes no no
Speech & Language Therapy yes yes no no
Training (for staff) yes yes no no
Transitional rehabilitation yes yes no no
Vocational Support yes yes no 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:

A national medical charity No: 205907

Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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 nonoyes
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 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 120]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

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.


[Code 130]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Services that assist people with disabilities to travel in their local community or further afield.


[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

No Data for NMDS

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