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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) West Sussex

This website is designed for those with an interest in acquired brain injury in West Sussex. It is a place where information, knowledge and expertise may be shared as a means of helping us work together more effectively. It is currently under construction but will include a vision for the future, information about local events, & news from around the world.
Members of the West Sussex ABI Network hope you find it useful.

Brain Injury.Com

A medical, legal, and informational resource for persons dealing with traumatic brain injury.

Community Rehabilitation and Community Support

Since 1985 Brain Injury Services have helped many people establish a new way of life either returning to their families, living independently or living with support within the community. Through a specialised process of assessment and intensive rehabilitation our residents achieve levels of confidence and independence that often seem impossible at the start of treatment. Programmes are designed to meet each person's individual needs and progress is carefully monitored, regularly evaluated and reviewed. For adults who have survived severe acquired brain injuries, the world is a strange place - one in which, quite literally, they find themselves living a new life.
Two principal rehabilitation centres are available - Grafton Manor in Northamptonshire and Elm Park in Essex. Each of these large, secluded country houses is set in several acres of grounds, ensuring privacy, quiet and a sense of space.


Fourways has been established since 1974, providing a quality service to adults of working age. Fourways has continued to develop its services to meet market demands and now also offers services to people with an acquired brain injury. Fourways is a multiple use site with an accommodation service, short break service, supported living service, day service and Information Technology Suite. Fourways offers

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Brain Injury Centre

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation Brain Injury Centre provides rehabilitation programmes for young people who have sustained a severe brain injury, caused by an accident or illness.
A team of experts works with individuals to assess their physical, cognitive and emotional needs. From this a structured programme is developed to enable them to relearn lost skills and to devise strategies to compensate for what cannot be recovered.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is a leader in the field of community-based rehabilitation and support for people with an acquired/traumatic brain injury.
Central to the ideology of The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust is the recognition that every individual has the right to self-determination and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that every person with a brain injury should receive quality support in helping them attain the greatest possible degree of independence.

The British Brain and Spine Foundation

The Brain and Spine Foundation was set up in 1992 to develop research, education and information programmes aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and care of people affected by disorders of the brain and spine and to stimulate the greater allocation of resources across all neurological disorders.

The British Brain Tumour Association

The British Brain Tumour Association exists to disseminate information about brain and spinal tumours and to raise awareness and funds for brain tumour research.

The Children's Trust

The Children's Trust established its brain injury rehabilitation programme in 1985, after consultation with neurosurgeons and neurologists revealed that there was no specialist facility in the whole of the UK to meet the specific needs of traumatically brain injured children. Today, the Trust's intensive, interprofessional rehabilitation services enjoy a national and international reputation for professional excellence.

The National Rehabilitation Centre for the Paralysed

The National Rehabilitation Centre for the Paralysed uses exercise therapy to rebuild lives shattered by paralysis.
The Centre treats people with a variety of conditions from spinal cord injury paraplegia and tetraplegia to MS, stroke, spina bifida and brain damage.
This programme gives them a real prospect of taking greater control over their bodies and their lives.

The Rehab Group

The Rehab Group operates a total of seven centres in the UK which enable people who have sustained a brain injury to retain their jobs or retrain for new employment.
Traumatic brain injury has been labelled the 'silent epidemic' because it often goes undiagnosed - despite being a major cause of disability in people under the age of 60.

The West Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Network

The Acquired Brain Injury Network, is a group of professionals from Health, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector working with people with Acquired Brain Injury within West Sussex.
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