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. Our service covers Cardiff and Vale and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Boards.
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 one-to-one and group-based input and can link in with other teams and services who may also be supporting you.
Our Referral Criteria
Our service covers the following clinically diagnosed Acquired Brain Injuries:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (e.g. fall, accident, assault);
- Sub-Arachnoid Haemorrhage;
- Hypoxic Brain Injury;
- Tumours (excludes rapidly progressing and High Grade);
- Encephalitis and other infective conditions;
- Arteriovenous 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 (i.e. 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.
If you have any queries about your referral please contact the team.
Our service does not cover the following:
- Degenerative conditions;
- Individuals with concussion or 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.