Everycare Medway / Swale – Acquired Brain Injuries
Everycare Medway/ Swale have been providing services to clients for over 15 years, with a traumatic brain injury in Strood, Rochester,Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham.
A traumatic brain injury usually refers to ‘an injury to the brain caused by a trauma to the head (head injury). There are many possible causes, including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home or at work.’ (source headway.org)
We have worked closely with clients to ensure our service is meaningful and worthwhile.
To best support our clients at Everycare we:
- work with the individuals to develop assess, plan and review their care plans
- provide packages of support in the community for people in their own homes. We aim to increase an individuals’ confidence, skills and motivation and help them to reach their full potential.
- work alongside the community brain injury team to support service users as they work to meet their individual goals.
The essence of these packages is to slowly and in a controlled way hand back as much responsibility to our clients as possible while providing support and reasoning and assistance with more complex issues that we all face in our daily lives.
- Everycare have previously organised a monthly Service Users Group that met up to share a lunch, meet new friends, share problems and find ways to solve them and generally enjoy meeting different people. Sadly, due to COVID-19 we are not currently organising these groups.
Our service is client led and we excel because we continually review and update the delivery of the care provided.