Calvert Reconnections is an intensive acquired brain injury (ABI) rehab centre which combines traditional inter-disciplinary clinical therapies and physical activity in the outdoors.

The residential centre, on the outskirts of Keswick in the Lake District, opens next spring and can accommodate up to 10 participants at any given time.

Centre director Sean Day said: “We are absolutely delighted to have reached the stage where we are now taking referrals.

“Our focus will be on delivering clinical therapies alongside experienced activity instructors utilising challenging outdoor activities to support individuals in their recovery from brain injury.”

The centre’s rehabilitation assessment identifies the suggested duration of residential placement, a potential start date, any additional support requirements and the cost of the programme.

As part of the process, every individual will be initially assessed at home, with family, by the clinical lead.

Programmes will be developed with the individual based on clinical evidence and research guidance while a variety of physical activity, including outdoor adventure, will be available.

(LtoR): Jill Beswick and Joanne Glenholmes

Ahead of the opening, Calvert Reconnections has appointed of Jill Beswick as clinical lead and Jo Glenholmes as business manager.

Jill qualified as an occupational therapist in 1990 and has worked across the specialities of adult rehabilitation both inpatient and community, always with a passion for neurological rehabilitation. Jo is a registered nurse with a background in neuropsychology and complex case management.

To find out more or to make a referral visit www.calvertreconnections.org.uk or call 017687 85381.