The Foundation awarded £30,000 in March 2019 towards the creation of a ground breaking new residential centre in the Lake District that will provide six month rehabilitation programmes for people with acquired brain injuries. The centre has been set up and is being run by the Lake District Calvert Trust.
The Trust has been running an outdoor activities centre for adults and children with disabilities for over forty years. The new Calvert Reconnections Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre is based at one of its existing properties in Keswick which has been transformed into a welcoming ‘home from home’ for up to 13 participants with private bedrooms, shared bathrooms and light, bright and airy communal eating and living spaces. The charity is working with leading clinicians and academics to create a bespoke programme of rehabilitation and outdoor, physical challenges for people in the post-acute phase of their injury. The aim is to enable people with ABI to reach their full potential for recovery, not only improving their physical and psychological well-being, but also increasing their self-confidence and independence.