Community acquired brain injury service
What the service does
We have two teams working in the community and one specialist day facility known as The Mourne Project.
Community Brain Injury Team (CBIT)
The Community Brain Injury Team works with adults who have an acquired brain injury. We provide personalised rehabilitation programmes designed to promote independence, wellbeing and participation in all areas of life including:
- work and domestic tasks
- family roles
- social integration
- personal care
We work with the patient to provide a range of services including:
These services can be provided in:
- the patient’s home
- a Wellbeing and Treatment Centre
- a local community facility, for example a shop or leisure centre
You can download our information leaflet about the Community Brain Injury Team.
Families and carers support
We also provide support for families and/or carers of people with an acquired brain injury. We understand the importance of families and carers and how difficult their job can be.
The Mourne Project
The Mourne Project is a specialist day rehabilitation programme. It provides a rehabilitation service for people living in the community who have complex and challenging needs that cannot be met in traditional care services.
Each patient has a structured programme of social, recreational and therapeutic activities. These activities include:
- cognitive rehabilitation, for example problem solving and planning skills
- improving social skills, for example coping mechanisms, self-esteem and confidence
- daily living activities, for example washing, feeding, household jobs and leisure skills
- physical activities, for example walking and gym exercises
- practical activities that interest the patient
- development of new and existing skills
How to access the service
The Community Brain Injury Team accepts referrals from:
- the Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit (RABIU)
- other healthcare professionals
You can also self-refer to the Community Brain Injury Team.
Referrals will only be considered if the patient:
- has a non-progressive acquired brain injury
- is over 18 years of age
- lives in the Belfast Trust area
- shows signs of cognitive impairment
- is able to participate in the necessary rehabilitation
Referral forms can be requested at: CBIT.Referrals@belfasttrust.hscni.net
The Mourne Project accepts referrals from the Community Brain Injury Teams in Belfast Trust and the South Eastern Trust.
Location of service and contact details
- Main office tel: 028 9504 2130
- Team secretary tel: 028 9504 3798