The Community Head Injury Service provides services for adults with an acquired brain injury. This includes head injury (also known as a traumatic brain injury) and other generalised forms of acquired brain injury such as cerebral hypoxia (which means lack of oxygen to the brain) and infections of the brain, such as encephalitis.
We also see people with other forms of acquired brain injury (including stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage and brain tumour), when needs would be best met by our service. This is most often people experiencing difficulty in returning to or remaining in work after a brain injury.
So what services do we offer ?
We provide person-centred, specialist assessment, community rehabilitation, family and vocational services across three linked services:
- Our core brain injury assessment and rehabilitation services include a range of individual therapy and brain injury group programmes. These services are provided by a staff team including a brain injury specialist community practitioner, clinical neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, a physiotherapist, a consultant in rehabilitation medicine and a speech & language therapist.
- ‘Working Out’, our specialist brain injury vocational rehabilitation programme, provides specialist help to enable people to return to work or other occupation after a brain injury. This may include specialist assessments, activities to prepare for return to work, voluntary work trials and help in both finding and staying in work. This commonly includes a combination of individual and group work, as well as support in the workplace.
- Our specialist family services include support for individual family members by our family specialist, a relatives’ educational programme, follow-up sessions, specialist couple/family counselling and occasional group sessions for adult siblings or children.
- Our full Core Rehabilitation Program Report - Assessed here
Where are we?
Brookside Clinic, Station Way, Aylesbury, just off the centre of Aylesbury town centre, between the main Bus Station and Aylesbury Town train station, our service is provided in the centre, at home, in the community and in the workplace.
For most people we start by sending an invitation for an initial assessment here at the Brookside Clinic. If you have only recently been discharged from hospital you may have been visited in hospital or at home by our Brain Injury Specialist Community Practitioner.
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