Cumbria Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (CCABIRT)

CCABIRT is a county-wide community inter-disciplinary team providing time-limited rehabilitation to adults (aged 16 and over) following acquired brain injury (ABI) who are registered with a GP in Cumbria.

Who we help

We help adults who have an acquired brain injury and their families. Many people who have suffered a brain injury caused by a fall, accident or illness have difficulties returning to their normal lifestyle. But the road to recovery can be long and people often need specialist help to get back their independence and quality of life. We work very closely with our clients to ensure that we strive to meet their goals.

Our client group

The main client group will be those with a newly acquired injury to the brain, usually as a result of a serious head injury. Referrals are also considered in respect of people in the community who have suffered an acquired brain injury in the past and who are continuing to experience specific problems relating to that injury, which may respond to input from the team.

What we offer

We provide assessment, advice and treatment for clients and their carers on a range of issues, which may include:

  • Posture, balance, mobility
  • Swallowing, eating, drinking
  • Speaking, understanding, reading, memory, attention, perception and other cognitive problems
  • Personal care and everyday living tasks
  • Work, education, leisure
  • Emotional and behavioural changes
  • Family & relationship support

Our Team

We are a specialist team working in an integrated way to meet the needs of our client group.

The inter-disciplinary team includes:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Case Manager
  • Dietitian*
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Neuro-physiotherapist*
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Assistant Practitioner/ Rehabilitation Assistant

*Dietetics and Neuro-physiotherapy currently only available in Eden & South Lakes

All of the above have specialist training in the management of problems relating to brain injury.

How to refer to our team

The Cumbria Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team accepts referrals from health and social care professionals, third sector organisations as well as self-referral.

Referral criteria
Referral form

Contact Us

North Cumbria

Cumbria Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team
Carleton Clinic
Carlisle, CA1 3SX
Telephone: 01228 602155

South Cumbria

Cumbria Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team
1st Floor Barclays House
Murley Moss Business Park
Oxenholme Road
Kendal, LA9 7RL
Telephone: 01539 718118