RNRU Outreach Team

Specialist community-based rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury (ABI).

The RNRU Outreach team provides specialist, community-based, interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation for adults (aged 16 and over) with non-progressive acquired brain injury. Our catchment area covers boroughs in North East London and parts of Essex.

We are an evidence based service which adheres to the highest quality standards including national and government guidelines. We work in the community with people who have suffered a brain injury (for example as the result of traumatic brain injury, stroke, or infection).

We use a person-centred, holistic model of rehabilitation. We aim to increase clients’ independence and self-esteem through improving their participation in work, study and leisure activities, and their social relationships. We aim to set up a network of support for each client and provide brain injury education so that gains are sustained and built upon post discharge.

Goals are decided between clients, their relatives/carers and the therapists, ensuring that each treatment package is individualised to suit a client’s particular needs.

Typical treatment involves the therapists and assistants working with a client in his/her own home or another community setting approximately once or twice a week. Treatment usually lasts up to 12 weeks in the first instance.

As a specialist service, we can only consider referrals for clients whose rehabilitation goals cannot be met by local services (i.e. where the rehabilitation goals are of a level of complexity or require a specialist interdisciplinary neuropsychological rehabilitation approach that cannot be provided locally).