Expert 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’s Neuro Rehabilitation Service (NRS) 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 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 provide support for adults with physical, cognitive and/or communication disabilities and this may also include mild to moderate behavioural problems. 

We work closely with families and everyone involved with an individual's long term care, 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. 

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 at NRS here.

We also offer art and recreational activities, adding extra value and quality to our clients’ rehabilitation.  

Measurable Outcomes

We measure the progress of every client at NRS 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

Click here for a presentation document about the importance of Person Centred Care written by QEF NRS' registered service manager.

Working with the NHS 

We work in partnership with Surrey Heartlands to provide essential step down care and rehabilitation for stroke patients from Surrey hospitals. This gives them access to our unique concentration of specialist therapies as part of their rehabilitation journey. Working with the Early Supported Discharge, Community and Re-enablement teams as required, we then faciltate their discharge home or to another suitable destination to continue their rehabilitation.  

This is part of Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust’s vision to deliver stroke rehabilitation services outside hospitals and closer to patients’ homes. This vision sets out a plan that also seeks to improve outcomes, support greater independence for patients and reduce travel times.


Our Neuro Rehabilitation Service is based at QEF's Care and Rehabilitation Centre just outside Leatherhead, in Surrey. The 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 NRS for rehabilitation. After a few months with QEF 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."

In November Claire gave NRS a 5 star rating and said:
 "Amazing rehabilitation centre! Staff are amazing and have helped me so much, thank you all xxxx"