Regional Specialist Community Brain Injury Team (CBIT)

We are a specialist community service providing assessment , rehabilitation and support to adults with acquired or traumatic Brain Injury covering Cardiff and Vale and Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB.

 Important information

Our focus is on your continued rehabilitation, guided by you in terms of what is important – helping you to adjust back into life within your community and dealing with any physical, cognitive, emotional, communication or practical changes that have occurred due to the brain injury.  We are a therapy-based multidisciplinary team and do not have a doctor or nurse as part of the team. We offer a combination of 1-1 and group based input and can link in with other teams and services who may also be supporting you.

If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or struggling to cope please contact your GP who may refer you to the relevant healthcare professional.

What does Cardiff and Vale Offer?

Our Referral Criteria

Our service covers the following conditions:

  • Clinically diagnosed Acquired Brain Injury. This Includes:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (e.g. fall, accident, assault)
  • Sub-Arachnoid Haemorrhage
  • Hypoxic Brain Injury
  • Tumours (Excludes Rapidly Progressing and High Grade)
  • Encephalitis/ other Infective Conditions
  • Arterio Venous Malformation (AVM)

To be eligible for our service the Acquired brain injury needs to have occurred within the last 5 years

The individual must be medically stable (ie not have a progressive condition), brain injury must be the main need (rather than another difficulty such as mental health or substance use needs) and they must require a team approach.

Exclusion Criteria

Our service does not cover the following:

  • Stroke
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Individuals with concussion/Post Concussion Symptoms (as this requires a different type of input)
  • We do not see individuals who reside in Residential or Nursing Homes
  • We do not offer a Crisis or Rapid Response service

Local Health Services

  • CNRS-Cardiff (CNRS RCT)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Outpatient physio
  • Outpatient SLT
  • CRT

Contact details

Telephone: 02920 313713

E-mail: Communitybrain.injuryteam@wales.nhs.uk

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