Thomas Edward Mitton House:
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust
Thomas Edward Mitton House
37 Belvoir Avenue
Tel: 01908 504778
Thomas Edward Mitton House is a purpose-built brain injury rehabilitation unit for 16 adults situated in Milton Keynes. It was opened in 1991 and is one of the range of services run by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) - see separate entry.
TEM House offers a range of specific services, including short-term assessment, post-acute rehabilitation, and slow-stream rehabilitation. The unit has some smaller transitional living and supported housing schemes in the locality, and can also provide some vocational assessment, training and support. Rehabilitation is based upon neurobehavioural and cognitive behavioural principles, and programmes are both individually tailored and holistic. People with behaviour management and social skills problems will most benefit from placement here, though there is also emphasis on more general structured learning. However, TEM House, in common with other BIRT units, cannot take people with very serious behaviour and physical aggression problems. Those with the most serious behaviour problems, including physical aggression, would need to go to one of the BIRT challenging behaviour units, located in Birmingham and York.
The staff team comprises neuro-trained rehabilitation workers, supported by neuropsychologist, neuropsychiatrics, and occupational physio and speech and language therapists. The team holds internal reviews frequently, and external reviews (involving family members and placement agencies) occur every three months.
Standard placement costs are £1,649 per week, with additions related to extra specific needs and services.