Neurological and community rehabilitation services

Neurological and community rehabilitation services provide physical rehabilitation for patients with neurological conditions, in community and inpatient settings.

Services care for patients with a range of neurological conditions, such as stroke multiple sclerosis (MS), motor neurone disease (MND), Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

Services usually comprise multi-disciplinary teams including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, clinical neurological psychologists, dieticians and rehabilitation assistants.

Teams work together with patients, their families and carers to help them to set rehabilitation goals over a fixed period of time. The goals are intended to help the individual to return to the highest level of function and independence, and improve their overall quality of life. These goals may address the following:

  • Help with daily activities such as washing and dressing, using the toilet, writing, cooking and eating
  • Speech therapy, to address swallowing, speech and communication difficulties
  • An exercise programme designed to improve function, safety, and efficiency of movement, and to strengthen muscles and bones, etc
  • Helping the individual to regain their social skills, and involve them in group activities
  • Helping them with walking, gait and balance
  • Providing advice on diet and nutrition
  • Providing activities to help improve cognitive impairments, such as difficulties with concentration, attention, memory, etc
  • Providing psychological support and counselling to address anxiety and depression

Eligibility criteria and referrals

Eligibility criteria and referrals vary according to location. For details, choose a service from the list below the map.

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