ABI Rehabilitation and Transitional Unit

The Richardson Mews, Northampton

This service is suitable for adults who have acute ABI presentation (moderate to mild) and an established diagnosis of acquired brain injury. They may have marked cognitive difficulties and comorbid conditions (such as mild to moderate symptoms of mental illness and personality disorder, progressive neurological conditions). In addition, they may present with moderate challenging behaviour and may have a forensic history but with risks being well managed in a residential setting.

This high-quality residential service for men and women focuses on cognitive rehabilitation and behaviour/risk management to improve quality of life. It forms a transition from the dedicated ABI assessment and diagnosis unit to more independent living. Service users may also be admitted from secure inpatient services and acute inpatient services where their rehab potential is moderate to high.

As service users progress they have the opportunity to step down and carry on their rehabilitation in other parts of the care pathway at Richardson Care.

ABI Services

  • Neurobehavioural rehabilitation
  • Clinical and behavioural management
  • Neuropsychological support – 1:1 sessions, 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
  • Wide range of community activities
  • In-house activities including music enrichment, arts & crafts, etc
  • Speech & Language therapy
  • Physiotherapy

The home environment

Our ABI rehabilitation and transitional service is located at The Richardson Mews, a large detached Victorian house in private grounds with specialist accommodation for 25 people.

There are 12 bedrooms on the ground floor and 13 on the first floor, which can be accessed using a lift. All bedrooms have an ensuite shower/wet room and some have kitchenette facilities. However, we encourage service users to use the communal kitchen and we support them in preparing their food. There is also a specially-designed occupational therapy kitchen, which is more easily accessible for wheelchair users. In here, our occupational therapist, care support workers and ASDAN co-ordinator support our service users to relearn domestic skills.

We offer a range of communal spaces so service users can have privacy and flexibility without being confined to their rooms. The Richardson Mews has three large lounge areas, dining area and extensive gardens. In addition, there is also a large hall, which we use for physiotherapy, music sessions, arts and crafts, games, parties and other activities.


Although situated in its own private grounds, The Richardson Mews is also just yards away from the community hub of Kingsthorpe. Here, there are shops, cafes, pubs and churches, as well as a local park and nature reserve nearby.

In addition, Northampton town centre is just two miles away with other leisure facilities such as cinemas, theatres, bingo, sports facilities, etc.

Headway Accredited

ABI rehabilitation and transitional service at The Richardson Mews is a Headway Accredited Approved Provider

Helen Petrie in the garden


Helen Petrie

The ABI Rehabilitation and Transitional Unit at The Richardson Mews has been managed by Helen Petrie since March 2016.

The Richardson Mews

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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