ABI assessment & complex diagnosis unit

The Coach House, Northampton

Our ABI assessment and complex diagnosis service is designed for patients discharged from secure inpatient services and acute inpatient services where there is potential for neurorehabilitation.

They may present with mild, moderate or severe ABI and moderate challenging behaviour. In addition, they may have marked cognitive and behavioural difficulties and comorbid conditions.

This dedicated assessment unit enables service users to engage a range of therapies in a supportive home environment. Their rehabilitation potential can be assessed over a 3- 6 month period, during which time they can be stabilised. The therapeutic input focuses on cognitive rehabilitation and behaviour/risk management to improve the individual’s quality of life. The goal is for the individual to be discharged to a more open home environment where they are able to continue their rehabilitation and thrive.

ABI Services

  • Assessment/diagnosis of ABI and co-morbid conditions
  • Neuropsychological assessments
  • Neurobehavioural rehabilitation
  • Clinical and behavioural management
  • 1:1 Neuropsychological support – mood and anger management, emotion regulation
  • Neuropsychological group sessions, psychoeducation
  • Neuropsychiatry – medication and risk management
  • Managing complex cognitive behavioural needs
  • Managing complex physical disabilities
  • Occupational therapy – day to day activities and risk management, e.g. accessing community, personal skills, making meals, etc
  • Speech & Language therapy to improve communication skills
  • Physiotherapy to improve physical functioning

The home environment

Our ABI assessment and complex diagnosis service is located in The Coach House, which opened in 2019 following the complete refurbishment and extension of a listed building. This enabled us to design the home to be accessible, practical and safe as well as homely and comfortable for the residents.

The Coach House has 8 ground-floor bedrooms, 1 with their own kitchenette facilities and seven with their own patio area. There is also a kitchen, dining room, lounge and other seating areas on the ground floor. There are 5 bedrooms on the first floor. All bedrooms have level-access ensuite wet-rooms and light settings available to suit the needs of the individual – daylight, warm or cool. Downstairs rooms have underfloor heating.

Plenty of natural light, high ceilings, spacious bedrooms and living areas, as well as vibrant décor and views of the gardens all contribute to enhancing the mood and well-being of service users.


The Coach House is situated in the grounds of The Richardson Mews, offering a large secure garden with plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy.

Located in Kingsthorpe, Northampton, The Coach House is close to local community facilities, such as shops, banks, cafes, pubs and a local park. Northampton town centre is just two miles away with additional shopping and leisure facilities.

Headway Accredited

Our ABI assessment & complex diagnosis service at The Coach House is a Headway Accredited Approved Provider

Helen Petrie in the garden


Helen Petrie

The Coach House and The Richardson Mews are under a single registration with the CQC.

The Coach House

Headway – Approved Care Provider

Richardson Care, The Richardson Mews, Kingsland Gardens, Northampton NN2 7PW

T: 01604 791266.
E: welcome@richardsoncares.co.uk.

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