Slow-stream services

Slow-stream Neurorehabilitation is provided by The Raphael Hospital. The main slow stream rehabilitation unit is Swanborough House, Brighton. Swanborough House is a 31-bedded residential unit for adults with acquired brain injuries. Referrals are accepted from Local Authorities, Hospitals and CCGs and other healthcare professionals.

Our residents have a structured programme of care, promoting empowerment and autonomy. Their programmes include their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs.

A detailed pre-admission assessment is carried out to identify individual needs. This includes activities of daily living skills, cognitive and executive functioning, insight and awareness into injury and risk management. On admission a care plan is jointly formulated with the resident and their goals are set.

Community services

Community services are provided in the hospital’s supported living houses where residents can be supported to live independently. They will have continual access to the hospital’s rehabilitation services.

Swanborough House (Brighton)

Swanborough House, in Brighton, is a 31 bedded residential unit for adults with acquired brain injuries. Referrals are accepted from Local Authorities, Hospitals and CCGs.

Our residents have a structured programme of care, promoting empowerment and autonomy. Their programmes include their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs.

A pre-admission detailed assessment is carried out to identify individual needs. This includes activities of daily living skills, cognitive and executive functioning, insight and awareness into injury and risk management. On admission a care plan is jointly formulated with the resident and their goals are set.

Swanborough House offers many therapies and activities. These include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • External Applications Therapies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Neuropsychology

Group sessions are offered in:

  • Current affairs
  • Concept skills
  • Computer skills
  • Gardening
  • Poetry
  • Music appreciation
  • Memory
  • Music reminiscence
  • Budgeting
  • Reading & Writing

Community services also offer educational programmes.

Resident’s views are sought through questionnaires and 3 weekly meetings. Our belief is that discharge planning begins on admission, although we also accept that for some, they may require 24 hour care for the rest of their lives.

If you would like further information, please contact the Swanborough team .