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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><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.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/residential-care-and-rehab-home-opens/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>


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<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><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.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/brain-injury-rehabilitation-kays-story/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> One of the most popular activities that we arrange in-house for our service users is the weekly bowling sessions that we hold in the main hall at The Mews each Monday.</p> <p>We are fortunate to have Duggie Mitchell on our team, who is an experienced bowling instructor and has played competitive bowls for 35 years with success at Club, County and National levels.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/1011-2/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> Throughout the year we have a wide range of activities for our service users with acquired brain injuries or learning disabilities to enjoy, but at Christmas this is especially important. While many service users go and stay with their families at Christmas, we want to make the day special for those who remain with us over the festive period.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/christmas-activities-care-homes/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>



<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> <strong>Headway Approved Providers</strong><br /> Two of our residential care homes for adults with acquired brain injuries – The Mews and 144 Boughton Green Road – have been recently re-assessed by Headway, the brain injury charity. The assessment process requires the home to demonstrate the provision of appropriate specialist care for people with complex, physical and/or cognitive impairment due to acquired brain injury.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/homes-gain-high-scores-independent-assessments/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>


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