Coronavirus - changes to this service

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we have made changes to the way this service is delivered. However, we are open to referrals and providing appointments. To find out more please visit shsc.nhs.uk/coronavirus

The Sheffield Community Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (SCBIRT) is a specialist community team working with people who have had a traumatic or acquired brain injury.

We understand how big an impact a brain injury can have, and we ensure that carers, family and loved ones have all the support they need to look after themselves too.

Our aim is to help our service users to lead a life that is as full and independent as possible, and achieve their aims in life.

That means working with our service users to achieve a quality of life that is satisfying and meaningful to them.

We work with service users to help re-establish themselves back into their community after a brain injury or a minor head injury, and build a support network around them.

Your appointments with us may be at the Long Term Neurological Conditions Building in Upperthorpe  The team also work with people directly in the community, in their homes, place of work or study or in local leisure facilities. During the coronavirus pandemic, appointments are also being offered via video consultation and telephone call.

Our team includes a range of specialists who all have experience supporting people with brain injuries, including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Therapy Assistants and a Clinical Psychologist.

How is the service accessed?

Anyone aged 16 or over who has sustained a brain injury or minor head injury, or has been living with a long-term brain injury, can be referred to our service by a health or social care professional. 

To make a referral just give us a call on 0114 2711237 and one of our Referral Co-ordinators will help you fill in a referral form. Once you’ve completed your referral form email it through to sct-ctr.ltnc@nhs.net

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

Mindfulness and relaxation

Mindfulness can be a really useful exercise to help calm your mind and relax. Below you will find a list of Mindfulness exercises that you may find useful:

There are also some useful soundtracks that you can play on loop in the background to help relax

Working with our service users

Working alongside our service users and carers to improve the care we provide is really important to us and helps to enhance the quality of the care we provide.

You can hear more about our approach to co-production in the video below called 'Two Brains Are Better Than One' which was recorded at our Service User Engagement Group Roadshow in June 2021.

 

You can also see how we work with our service users to co-produce research in the video below.

 

Useful websites

If you or anyone you know are living with a brain injury in Sheffield, the following websites may be useful in providing information about the support available to you:

Sharing your feedback on Care Opinion

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We want you to share honest feedback about our services. Good or bad we want to hear what you think.

You can choose how much detail you want to go into about your personal story, but if there’s anything we could improve on we want to know.

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