Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre

Neurological rehabilitation service in London

Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre in South East London is an established provider of specialist inpatient rehabilitation for individuals with an acquired brain injury or other complex neurological condition. We are committed to ensuring our residents feel safe, happy and empowered.  

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Capacity up to 39


All genders


Specialist post-acute rehabilitation through to specialist care pathways.

At Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, we are specialists in the treatment of patients over the age of 18 with physical and cognitive impairments and/or neuropsychiatric disorders resulting from a brain injury or other neurological condition. We support our patients through assessment, rehabilitation, support and care across two wards.

There are two wards in our Blackheath site: Thames Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit and Heathside Unit. Across the two wards we provide assessment, rehabilitation, support and care. 

Level 1 regional specialist rehabilitation

This regional service is for people with complex cognitive and/or behavioural problems following a brain injury or as a result of a neurological condition. They have complex nursing and therapy needs requiring input from a highly specialist inter-disciplinary team, and treatment facilities unlikely to be available locally.

Patients are usually in the very early stages of recovery from their brain injury and are usually admitted from an acute hospital once they are medically stable.

Level 2 specialist rehabilitation

This service is suitable for people who require specialist inpatient rehabilitation and have ongoing physical therapy needs.

Our team work closely together to ensure that every team member is working towards the same practical, realistic goals and that all therapies are focused on the areas that will enable patients to achieve those clearly defined and agreed goals.

Our team includes qualified nurses (RMN, RGN and RNLD), physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers and sessional visits from a consultant in rehabilitation medicine and a weekly GP ward round. The clinical team are fully supported by rehabilitation assistants and technicians, administrators, housekeeping and catering staff and a maintenance team.

Patients aged 18 and over (or patients aged 16-18 subject to discussion with local paediatric teams) who are recovering from the following organic neurological conditions:

  • acquired brain injury of any cause
  • patients requiring complex spasticity management
  • complex polytrauma where brain injury is the predominant presentation
  • patients with moderate-severe cognitive issues post acquired brain injury
  • patients with behavioural difficulties post acquired brain injury
  • peripheral neuromuscular disease e.g. Guillain Barré syndrome, critical illness neuropathy
  • polymyositis (HNDU)
  • patients with neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease etc.) requiring specialist rehabilitation

If you are a referring NHS partner looking to access a placement for a patient, please refer using the NHS Badgernet platform and select Blackheath Thames for Neuro Behavioural Rehabilitation or Blackheath Heathside for Neuro Disability Rehabilitation.

Our outcomes

At Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, we are passionate about helping others. To learn more about how we help our residents you can download a copy of our outcomes booklet using the button below:

39 bedrooms

Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre provides specialist neurological rehabilitation for up to 39 residents at any one time.

Shared bathroom

We have shared bathroom facilities which fully support our residents no matter what their cognitive impairments.

Recreational equipment

Recreational equipment is readily available allowing our service users to interact which each other in a communal way.

Therapy kitchen

A specially designed therapy kitchen allows users to learn new skills that will serve them long after they’ve left our care.


We have a gymnasium where all residents are encouraged to keep themselves active and socialise with others.

Spasticity management

At Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation centre we have specialist on-site spasticity management.

Download our brochure

Our goal is to care for people and help them lead rich, rewarding and meaningful lives, however that looks for them. Download our brochure to learn more about the services we provide at Active Care Group.

Commitment to quality

At Blackheath Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, we have aligned and agreed our strategic goals to define what we want our organisation to achieve. This means we have also aligned them with the five domains of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection standards to ensure we provide the very best care possible to all our residents.

Case study

Download our case study to learn more about the work we do at Blackheath Centre.

Our address

80-82 Blackheath Hill,
London, SE10 8AD

Contact number

Tel: 0208 692 4007

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