Coronavirus - changes to this service

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak we have made changes to the way this service is delivered. 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 soon 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 which is a purpose built single storey rehabilitation facility. The team also work with people directly in the community, in their homes, place of work or study or in local leisure facilities.

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 Clinical Psychologists.

You can find out more about how we work with our service users to make improvements to the care we provide in the video below.

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 forms. 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.