Community Neurological Rehabilitation
The Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team aims to improve the health, independence and wellbeing of adults with a neurological condition.
This service provides care to patients in the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley localities, who have a new neurological event or an acute change to an existing condition. The service includes therapy, education and support to patients and their carers.
Community Neurological Rehabilitation, 2nd Floor, Right Wing, Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend DA11 0DG
t: 0300 247 0400
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The CNRT aims to help people reach their potential in the activities that are important and meaningful to them.
People are seen in the most appropriate place for them, this is mainly at home, but can also be at other locations such as a local leisure centre, at college or in one of our outpatient settings.
Following a thorough assessment and discussion we work with people to identify rehabilitation goals for a set period of time. We usually work with patients for around 6-8 sessions before reviewing their goals with them. This allows us to assess progress and to discuss plans for the future and discharge from the team.
We may involve and liaise with your GP, Consultant, Community Nurse or other relevant health care professional.
Some examples of our work
- Preventing admission to hospital
- Helping people to remain at home following a hospital admission
- Giving advice to help people cope with a specific difficulty
- Helping a person to make informed choices on the management of their condition
- Helping increase someone’s confidence and independence in looking after themselves
- Supporting carers and family members
- Helping people to access community services such as local leisure centres, shopping, day centres, public transport
- Supporting people in returning to work
- Helping people to understand and manage their medication safely
- Giving healthy lifestyle advice and nutritional support
A health or social care professional can refer a person to the service. However if the person is not previously known to the team a GP or Consultant referral may be required.
People referred to the team must be registered with a GP in the local area, aged 18 years or over, have a confirmed neurological diagnosis and be ready and motivated to participate in a goal directed rehabilitation process.
If a person does not attend their booked appointment they may be discharged from the service.