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Psychoeducation involves providing education, information and knowledge about a neurological diagnosis. It is very important in helping service users to better understand their diagnosis and become accustomed to living with it. Psychoeducation can be regarded as a form of trauma therapy, beneficial to an individual following a life-altering event such as a brain injury, after which they may struggle with managing their emotions and feelings of grief for the life they know and have lost.→ Read the rest


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The effects of brain injury are complex and varied, causing a range of physical, psychological and mental health difficulties. A brain injury can affect someone’s personality and behaviour as well as their cognitive abilities and mental health – and all of these aspects can be inter-related, creating additional challenges.→ Read the rest


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Activities of daily living require a huge range of cognitive skills, which we develop from childhood as we grow. However, someone who has an acquired brain injury has to re-learn many of these skills. At Richardson Care we take an holistic approach, where members of our clinical team work with each service user to develop the skills they have lost.→ Read the rest


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Each service user at our specialist residential care homes has their own individual care plan, which is designed to provide therapies and activities to meet their needs and help them to reach their personal goals. These therapies may include psychological support, psychiatry, speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy as well as exercise and activities of daily living.→ Read the rest


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The psychology team at The Richardson Partnership for Care plays a crucial role in the care and support of our service users, who have complex needs and acquired brain injuries or learning disabilities. Dr Pedro Areias Grilo, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, heads up the team and is supported by three Assistant Psychologists: Julita Frackowska, Olivia Ferrie and Joseph Szablowski.→ Read the rest


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<p>Brain injury survivor, and former service user, Liam Prior performs the opening ceremony</p> <p>After months of hard work, we’re very pleased to announce that our new residential care and rehab home, The Coach House, is finally complete. To celebrate, we welcomed back Liam Prior to perform a ribbon cutting ceremony and officially open the home.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/residential-care-and-rehab-home-opens/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>


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<p><img loading="lazy" class="alignleft wp-image-2945 size-full" src="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1.jpg" alt="Kay - Resident" width="600" height="588" srcset="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1.jpg 600w, https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1-320x314.jpg 320w, https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1-540x529.jpg 540w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p> <p>When she was only 18 months old, Kay contracted Encephalitis and consequently experienced severe epilepsy. At the age of 13, she underwent surgery on her frontal lobe, which further exacerbated the brain damage. Kay also has a diagnosis of moderate learning disability.→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/brain-injury-rehabilitation-kays-story/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a></p>


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