Community Brain Injury Team

This service is for people with non-progressive brain injuries between the ages of 18 and 65.

The Community Brain Injury Team (CBIT) is an interdisciplinary team which provides neuro-rehabilitation for clients who have sustained a brain injury and are now living in a community setting in Medway and Swale. We do not provide an inpatient service.

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

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

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 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 brain injuries and people in low awareness states. We provide intervention for people who, following brain injury 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:

  • Clients who have significant problems with drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Clients who, premorbidly, had significant learning difficulties
  • Clients with progressive brain disease.  

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

Further information

Click here to read the document to help you understand more about the Community Brain Injury Team