About our service
The team provide a short-term community based rehabilitation programme for adults with neurological problems, such as brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis.
The team consists of:
- Speech and language therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Consultant in rehabilitation medicine
- Rehabilitation assistants
- Clinical psychologist
Who is the service for?
Adults (aged 16 years and over):
- With a neurological condition/disability
- Who are registered to a Birmingham GP
- Who are ready to start rehabilitation (i.e. medically stable) and have identified goals that can be achieved with maximum period of 12weeks
- Requiring the involvement of 2 or more therapists
- Who have a discharge/care package in place (if a hospital discharge)
What does the service offer?
- A co-ordinated interdisciplinary approach with an allocated key worker and client centred goals to help people maximise their independence.
- Rehabilitation in the form of individual and/or group work.
- Appointments take place in the patients’ home, Moseley Hall Hospital or in the community.
- A rehabilitation programme that supports hospital discharge and/or prevents readmission to hospital or residential care.
- The provision of support and information for carers, patients and other agencies
- Work towards community re-integration (e.g. accessing leisure / educational facilities).
Who can make a referral?
- Any health or social care professional, carers, voluntary agencies or patients themselves. (We require additional information about patients condition from their GP and / or hospital consultant if a client is self referring)
- Referrals are screened on day of receipt and the referrer is contacted if more information is needed or if the team cannot meet the client’s needs.
- If you would like to speak to a member of the team please telephone between 3pm and 4.15pm and we will be happy to take your call.
What we do at an assessment?
Our client will be interviewed / assessed to establish their needs / goals – this usually takes place in the client’s home. If the client is assessed as urgent to be seen, they will be picked up within two weeks of the assessment date. If they are non-urgent then they will be placed on the waiting list. Further detailed assessments will be carried out when the rehabilitation programme starts.
Rehabilitation goals are set with the client at the start of the programme and therapy sessions are timetabled each week, working towards these. Reviews take place at half way through and the end of the therapy programme.