Expert neuro rehabilitation that rebuilds lives
QEF is a national disability charity committed to providing life-transforming services that enable people with disabilities to increase their independence and achieve their goals in life.
QEF has provided expert neuro rehabilitation for almost 30 years and helps people regain their quality of life following an acquired brain injury, stroke, incomplete spinal injury or neurological illness. Based just outside Leatherhead, Surrey our new Care and Rehabilitation Centre has capacity for up to 48 resident clients. Our expert multi-disciplinary team of specialist therapists, nurses and support workers provide each person with a personalised neuro rehabilitation plan and 24 hour nursing care. Our services are also available on a day and outpatient basis.
We work closely with the NHS, personal injury case managers across the UK and local authorities, providing neuro rehabilitation for adults with physical, cognitive and/or communication disabilities which may also include mild to moderate behavioural problems.
We work closely with families and everyone involved with an individual's long term rehabilitation, helping them with the transition out of our service, whether that be home or on to supported living.
Our outpatient services offer therapy and local home visits for people with neurological disabilities. We have a diverse range of one-to-one support programmes, tailored to help improve cognitive, communication, physical, social and functional abilities.
Watch our series of interviews with neuro rehabilitation experts as part of our 'Audience with.....' virtual events.
Distinct Client Pathways
QEF's Care and Rehabilitation Centre provides 5 distinct client pathways:
Client Enquiry Form - contact us for more information on how we can support your client
Working with the NHS
We work in partnership with NHS acute and primary care trusts to facilitate neuro rehabilitation and nursing care in a specialist integrated centre just outside Leatherhead, Surrey. We currently work NHS Hampshire, NHS SW London, NHS Surrey Heartlands, NHS East and West Sussex, Ealing CCG, Lambeth CCG and Newham CCG. Clients have access to our unique concentration of specialist therapies and nursing care as part of their rehabilitation journey. Working with the Early Supported Discharge, Community and Re-enablement teams as required, we then facilitate their discharge home or to another suitable destination to continue their rehabilitation.
"QEF has exemplified how organisations have stepped up throughout the (pandemic) period, providing care and rehabilitation to patients who’ve suffered strokes or seizures or other brain injuries." Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director, NHS England
"I commend you for paying attention not just to their physical needs in their underlying condition, but the fact that you have been able to keep them safe and secure, and that only comes with the greatest of attention and personal endeavour and thank you very much for it."
Dr. Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director and Director for Health protection, Public Health England
Our multi-disciplinary team
Our specialist services are delivered by a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including Dr. McCluskey, a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, neuro- physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and specialist nurses and rehab staff.
Find out more about the team here.
We also offer art and recreational activities, adding extra value and quality to our clients’ rehabilitation.
We measure the progress of every client and produce FIM FAM charts to record this; comparing their capabilities on arrival to those on discharge. A selection of results are available here. If you would like to see other examples please contact us directly. Click here for examples of our outcomes.
Person Centred Care
We stress the importance of person centred care, as this offers:
• Evidence of improved outcomes
• Improved continuity of care
• Facilitates team working
• Facilitates communication with families and carers
• Improved access to appropriate services
• Value for money in service provision
• Cost savings with improved support to manage own condition
Based at QEF's Care and Rehabilitation Centre just outside Leatherhead, in Surrey, this spacious, well equipped building has been specifically designed and built to meet the needs of QEF's clients. Rooms are modern and bright with a comfortable, homely environment, there are extensive therapy facilities with a large spacious gym and several adaptable therapy rooms. Clients each have their own en-suite bedroom, some with additional kitchenettes and each room is supported by innovative assistive technology and a nurse call system. Find out more about QEF's Care and Rehabilitation Centre
Jennifer lost the use of both her arms and legs and couldn't do anything for herself. After a diagnosis of neural vasculitis and a stay in hospital, she was transferred to QEF for rehabilitation. After a few months she completed a 200 metre sponsored walk in support of QEF and said:
"I can't thank you wonderful people enough for what you have done for me over the last three months. You have given me HOPE I can get my life back on track."
Claire, a former client, gave QEF a 5 star rating and said:
"Amazing rehabilitation centre! Staff are amazing and have helped me so much, thank you all xxxx" Read Claire's story
If you would like to find out more about how QEF's Care and Rehabilitation Centre can support your patient/client, please complete our Enquiry Form and we will contact you to discuss your specific requirements and how we can help.
QEF Care and Rehabilitation Centre
Tel: 01372 841 111