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The Neurological Enablement Service is a specialist community based team who provide support to people living with a long-term neurological condition.

Our aim is to enable our service users to live as full and independent life as possible. By building confidence, teaching new skills and making adaptations we empower the people we support to better manage their condition. 

We support any adult aged 16 or above who is registered with a GP in Sheffield and living with a long-term neurological condition, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and other neuro-muscular conditions. 

When you are first referred to us one of our team of specialists will work with you to carry out an assessment of your needs. This is usually at home, in one of our clinics or wherever is most appropriate. 

From there we’ll match you with a member of our team who can help meet your individual needs. That may mean working with a Physiotherapist to help with your balance, mobility and walking or an Occupational Therapist to help you with practical daily tasks. You may also work with a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in communication and any issues you have with swallowing, or receive support from an Assistive Technologist who can help you with alternative communication or consider ways for you to access your environment, such as being able to control your television, use your computer or turn lights on. 

Whoever you receive support from the team works closely together and draw on each other’s expertise to best support you, your family or carer. 

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, a Clinical Psychologist, Specialist Assistive Technologist, Therapy Assistants and Administration Staff.

The Neurological Enablement Service forms part of the Trust’s Long Term Neurological Conditions service which also includes the Neuro Case Management Service and the Sheffield Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team. We work collaboratively with these services if your needs require this. 

We may also work alongside other services in Sheffield, such as the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, social services and voluntary services. 

How is the service accessed?

You can refer yourself to our service, or you can be referred by a health or social care professional. 

When you are initially referred to us you’ll come through to our Referral Point Unit who will triage your referral to ensure you are put in touch with the right service. 

You can take a look at our eligibility and selection criteria by clicking here.

To make a referral download a referral form by clicking here. Once you have completed a referral form please send via email to sct-ctr.ltnc@nhs.net

If you have had a stroke and this is your primary diagnosis please speak to your GP who may refer you to the specialist community services Sheffield.

Useful links

There are lots of charities who can offer you, your carer or family, support too. Click on the button below to see a list of organisations who offer support in our area.

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