Boston House – Coming Soon

New ABI Service Proposal

We have a longstanding relationship with Oldham and the wider Greater Manchester region with regards to Byron Lodge, our specialist ABI residential service. Aligned with this is our commitment to and ongoing development of a rehabilitation pathway where the individuals we support can successfully transition back in to their community.

In order to build on our existing offering, we will be creating a Specialist ABI Rehabilitation service called Boston House that can accommodate and support individuals with a wide spectrum of needs, from intermediate nursing care stepping down through our care pathway and where appropriate to discharge back to independent living/Support Living service.

We know from experience that providing consistent support throughout the rehabilitation process is critical. Demand for specialist ABI provision is high nationally and it is our experience through our local service delivery that demand in Oldham reflect this national trend. We currently have waiting lists in both our Residential and Supported Living services in Oldham and we believe the development of our new service will address this need and provide a clear transitional pathway, personalised to the individual needs of each person supported.

Proposed Care Pathway

We believe that the following model of care will offer Oldham access to a resource that is both in demand within the authority and cost effective in that it will prevent more complex clinical case having to be placed out of borough:

  • 5 x Nursing Care beds – Nurse led service offering care with both Tracheostomy and PEG management requirements
  • 6 x Residential Care beds – En-suite rooms with full access to our specialist clinical and skills development support teams.
  • 6 x Studio Apartments – En-suite rooms with kitchens for continued independent living skills development.

Our Support

Our Acquired Brain injury (ABI) services are dedicated to providing support for people with complex needs following a brain injury. We understand that no two people and no two brain injuries are the same. We offer a variety of supportive pathways, personalised to suit each person’s specific needs. We are focused on the strengths, interests and dreams of each person we support.

Our services are able to offer:

  • Transitional (short, medium or long term) rehabilitation goal focused placements
  • Short term community skill assessment/ cognitive assessment placements
  • Specialist emotional/behavioural support placements
  • Slow stream rehabilitation
  • Supported living tenancies
  • Specialist outreach support in your home
  • Vocational support
  • Respite placements

Clinical Input

Our clinical team work intensively and closely with staff, to support people to develop effective cognitive, communication, emotional and behavioural strategies. The team includes:

  • ABI Specialist Advisor
  • Clinical Support Nurses
  • Specialist Behavioural Advisors

Specific input and support available if needed:

  • Neuro-Occupational Therapy
  • Neuro-Psychology
  • Neuro-Physiotherapy
  • Specialist Behaviour Input
  • Neuro-Speech and Language Therapy
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Outcome Focused

We are committed to ensuring that our services can demonstrate clear, measurable outcomes. We use the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS Goals) to track progress, and this is supported by clinical tools such as the BIIES – (Brain Injury Independence and Emotional Scale) which measures independent living skills and emotional well-being. We also use the SASNOS (St Andrews Swansea Neuro-behavioural Outcomes Scale) which is an internationally recognised measure of social interactions, relationships, engagement, emotional control, cognition, inhibition and communication. These allow us to track and share demonstrable progress in graphical form to support assessment, review and outcome measurement. Outcomes and support plans are reviewed monthly with Key Workers and the person supported. This review focuses on monitoring their active GAS goals, celebrating achievements and adjusting support where progress is not as anticipated.

This model of an integrated brain injury pathway, delivering highly personalised, outcome driven rehabilitation and support has proved highly effective in our existing provision in the area. It allows for costly, out of area placements to be brought back closer to home, facilitating family and informal social supports and enables people to transition back more effectively. Our focus on the development of skills through physical, cognitive, social and behavioural support enables the person supported to build on their strengths, interests and aspirations and actively promotes community participation, autonomy and vocational pathways.

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Summary and contact details

  • Support Type: Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Capacity: 17 Adults
  • Gender: Mixed Gender
  • Location: Oldham
  • General enquiries: 0333 240 7770
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