Neurological care relates to people affected by a physical deterioration in their nervous system which affects movement and brain functioning. It also applies to those with acquired neurological conditions, such as a brain injury from a stroke or injury.
The onset of a neurological condition can happen to anyone at any time, at any age and point in their life.
Neurological conditions affect many people.
There are over one million people (2% of the UK population) disabled by their neurological condition.
Approximately 350,000 people (0.6% of the UK population) require help for most of their daily activities.
And over eight million people are affected by a neurological condition, but can manage their lives on a day-to-day basis.*
Common neurological conditions include:
We aim to provide a safe, secure environment in which individuals can live as full and independent a life as possible.
We see the person as an individual, looking at their strengths, characteristics, preferences and aspirations. Then we help them to be at the centre of the process of identifying their needs.
This means they make choices about how and when they're supported to live their lives.
The services we offer are for adults aged 18 and over. But in England we can take individuals 16 years and over - based on assessments to ensure our service meets the best needs of these individuals. This has to be done on an individual basis and following Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidance.
At our Neurological Centres we provide a range of services for individuals with complex, long-term neurological conditions. These conditions can affect all aspects of daily life. Our neurological centres help them make choices and live independently. We help with:
- eating and drinking
- personal care
- movement and mobility
- behaviour and cognitive abilities
We also work with specialists such as:
- speech and language therapists
- occupational therapists
Our neurological centres and care homes
We also have a care home without nursing, specifically for older people or those with a diagnosis of dementia:
*Source: Neuro numbers, produced by the Neurological Alliance in conjunction with the Association of British Neurologists (ABN), Society of British Neurological Surgeons and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2003.