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Preston, England

Brainkind Neurological Centre – Lancashire

The Neurological Care Centre – Lancashire’ is a specialist neurological care centre based in Fulwood, Preston. The centre is both a Nurse and Therapy led service providing specialist neurological rehabilitation, palliative and complex care. We have a fully integrated multi-disciplinary; consultant led neurological rehabilitation team, on site. We aspire to be a great place to work and a centre of excellence.

Brainkind Neurological Centre – Lancashire

Brief overview

Specialism: Acquired brain injury and a range of other neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.

  • 40 fully accessible ensuite bedrooms
  • Four supported living bungalows
  • Specialist trained catering team to meet a range of dietary needs
  • Infection prevention control specialist domestic team
  • Specially equipped rehabilitation kitchen
  • Specialist rehabilitation gym area
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Occupational therapy rooms
  • Arts, crafts, and music activity rooms

About Brainkind Neurological Centre – Lancashire

Our  vision is to provide dedicated holistic care so that we can optimise, physical, social, psychological and the vocational potential of all our clients supporting them to attain the highest level of personal and social independence to maximise their quality of life.

We want to create the space and opportunity for our clients to make their life the best it can be, based on their wishes, choices, and experiences. We will achieve our vision by always being the best we can be within the resources we have, constantly pushing the boundaries, doing the right thing, and making the future better than the present.

Our facilities include 40 fully accessible en-suite rooms, with ceiling track hoists and four single bedroom fully accessible bungalows also with ceiling track hoists, an onsite hydrotherapy pool, remedial gymnasium, rehabilitation kitchen, activities room, sensory gardens and front of house café.

Our service is over three floors:

  • On the ground floor we provide residential nursing care for clients with long term complex conditions, that are progressive in nature and life
  • By nature of these conditions, we have a specialism in  palliative neurological care
  • On the first floor we have a mixed tenure of complex conditions and rehabilitation
  • On floor two we provide rehabilitation to clients requiring post-acute neuro-rehab
  • We also have 4 self-contained bungalows that we use for supported living

Facilities 

This purpose-built residential rehabilitation centre opened in April 2020 and offers a safe and comfortable environment for the people we support to thrive, maximising independence and supports their social and emotional needs.

The centre is equipped with a wide range of facilities to help support the delivery of our expert care, including a dedicated rehabilitation kitchen fitted with appliances and utensils specially adapted to aid those who are undergoing therapy. A hydrotherapy pool and dedicated gym.

There are 40 fully accessible ensuite bedrooms, large airy lounges and dining areas. Our chefs prepare fresh menus designed to meet a wide range of dietary needs. Tailored rehabilitation programmes are delivered within a dedicated occupational therapy kitchen.

The people we support can enjoy arts, crafts, and music groups in the activity room.

Our model of care

Our specialist commissioned rehabilitation service is based on a neurological consultant, holistic therapeutic allied health professional and nursing led approach and focuses on enabling people to function more independently and develop their lives as they choose.

The multidisciplinary team has specialist assessment and therapy rooms to aid individuals in recovery.

Our person-centred programme may include:

  • Multidisciplinary assessment of needs
  • Educational and therapeutic sessions
  • Support for personal, social, and domestic skills
  • Community based activities
  • Supported leisure activities
  • Becoming more independent

Our long-term nursing service

This is a dedicated 25 bed long term nursing support offering a long term placement and or end of life for people with a wide range of long term neurological conditions who require nursing interventions for a range of other neurological conditions such as Motor Neuron Disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis and acquired brain injuries.

Our supported living service features:

  • Four supported living bungalows
  • Large open plan kitchen, diner lounge area
  • Well-maintained garden.
  • Nurse call system
  • Onsite parking

Who we support

We specialise in neurological rehabilitation and the rehabilitation and ongoing long-term support of people with a range of other neurological conditions such as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s, motor neurons disease and multiple sclerosis (list is not exhaustive)

Individuals may also have any or a combination of the following:

  • Cognitive problems including thinking, memory, problem-solving, learning, awareness, and perception
  • Physical impairments that affect mobility, posture, or dexterity
  • Mild verbal aggression
  • Communication difficulties
  • Mild challenging behaviour
  • Those who are peg fed or require tracheostomy care
  • Specialist neurological end of life care
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