Community Brain Injury Team

The Community Brain Injury Team (CBIT) is an interdisciplinary team which provides high quality neuro-rehabilitation for adults who have sustained a brain injury and are now living in a community setting in Medway and Swale. CBIT provides neurorehabilitation from occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and speech language therapy. We do not provide an inpatient service.

Our service addresses the physical, psychological and social consequences of brain injury.

Working with client, family and carers we offer personalised care plans and collaborative goal setting to facilitate enablement and adjustment to promote effective self-management.

Most of our referrals are for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, for example from a car accident, fall or assault.

We provide rehabilitation for adults who in this episode of care:

  • are aged 18 and over
  • have a single incident, non-deteriorating acquired brain injury (excluding strokes, spontaneous events and progressive brain injuries) 
  • require therapy from at least two or more disciplines in the team and demonstrate potential for improvement
  • are living in a community setting in the Sittingbourne, Isle of Sheppey or Medway area.

We also work with people who have had encephalitis, meningitis, anoxia or other non-progressive brain injuries. We provide intervention for people who are in a vegetative/low awareness state and are being cared for in the community.

We will consider each individual case, but the following exclusions usually apply:

  • Strokes and spontaneous events who are served by stroke services.
  • Clients with significant drug and/or alcohol abuse who are unable to engage with rehabilitation.
  • Clients who, premorbidly, had significant learning difficulties.
  • Clients with progressive brain disease or peripartum brain injury.  

Where possible we would be happy to work in an advisory capacity to those already working with the client.

Meet the Manager

Your feedback is important to the team so that we can continue to improve our service. If you would like to tell us about your experience of our service, ways we can improve or good things we do, please contact us.

The team lead would like to hear from you. You can also ask for a feedback form.

Contact Hilary Whibley on 01634 833937.

Further information

Please read the CBIT referral criteria


Headway is the national charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Please visit the Headway website for information and guidance about the effects and management of brain injury.