Rebuilding lives and creating brighter futures
At Banstead Place we offer neurorehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and transitional support for men and women aged over 18 after brain injury or neurological incident.
We provide residential or day support to men and women over 18 with moderate to severe physical, cognitive and/or communication disabilities as a result of acquired brain injury, including stroke, accidents and neurological illness. This may also include mild to moderate behavioural problems.
In addition to residential and day placements, we can deliver outreach services to the community. We have a diverse range of one-to-one support programmes, tailored to help improve cognitive, communication, physical, social and functional abilities and vocational skills, as well as support for that important move home and/or back to education or work. We also offer outpatient therapy and local home visit services for people with neurological disabilities.
Life-changing help from a multi-disciplinary team
We also offer a range of additional services – art, music, recreational and vocational, adding extra value and quality to our clients’ rehabilitation.
Banstead Place is a spacious, well-equipped building set in six acres of gardens. Clients have their own bedroom, which they can personalise. We provide all support equipment and a call system.
As their health improves we help our clients test their independence and life skills safely, in real life settings. They can move to independent living units, such as a flat with bathroom and kitchen, where they can learn the self-care skills they need to live more independently.
Banstead Place is close to Banstead village in Surrey with access to the local shops, restaurants and public transport, which help to form part of the rehabilitation experience.
Before his stroke, Paul was a detective with a keen interest in photography. The rehab he’s received at QEF has helped him to walk independently using a stick, and his speech is continually improving. His love of photography has also boosted his recovery – the physio and art therapists have had him crouching and twisting to get the right angle for a shot.
“The staff have such a ‘can-do’, encouraging attitude and are always cheerful and smiling. They’ve given me the confidence to do things like take the bus on my own, and I can see big improvements in my speech, language and walking.”
Frankie is a lively 21 year old woman who contracted Guillain-Barré Syndrome in September 2016. This left her with limited active control in all four limbs and unable to sit unsupported. Her therapy programme has included specialist nursing, physio, occupational therapy, art and psychology. She can now use her hands and arms again, and is relearning to walk. She has moved into a flat, and gone back to college.
“I see QEF as my home from home. It’s a calm, friendly atmosphere, and the staff give you the time to go at your own pace – they’re very patient and have supported me all the way.”