A team of solicitors from Carpenters Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of insurance and legal services, have expressed their support for Calvert Reconnections.

During a visit to the centre, the Carpenters team gained an insight into Reconnections’ groundbreaking approach to ABI rehabilitation which is delivering life-changing outcomes for participants.

Commenting on their visit, Carol Hopwood, Solicitor, Head of Serious Injury and Intermediate Track Teams at Carpenters said:

“I recently visited Calvert Reconnections with some of my colleagues from our Serious Injury Team and some case managers that we work with. We were all super impressed with the services on offer. It is a beautiful and inspiring location with a ‘think outside the box’ attitude to neuro-rehabilitation. The outcomes speak for themselves. We look forward to working together.”

Added Peter Parsonage, Solicitor, Serious Injury Department at Carpenters: “The facilities and ethos of the place is incredible. Science, rehab and nature working in unison. No one wants to be in a position where they need rehab, but if you do, wouldn’t you want to do it with this backdrop.”

Calvert Reconnections has recently released its annual Clinical Outcomes Review.

Highlights from the last 12 months include:

• 80% of participants who identified independent living as a goal went on to achieve it.

• The majority of participants (65%) progressed on to paid employment, vocational training, volunteering or community activity.

• 100% of participants who completed the Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter (IROC) at admission and discharge, reported a maintained or improved hope for the future. The IROC is a way to measure recovery.

• 70% of participants who completed the IROC at admission and discharge reported an improved sense of purpose and direction in their life.

Commenting on Reconnections’ progress, Head of Service, Claire Appleton said: “Over the last 12 months, Calvert Reconnections has firmly established itself as an integral part of the ABI rehab community, welcoming more participants than ever before and achieving a wide-range of outstanding outcomes.

“As a service, we are constantly striving to expand the horizons of what’s possible with ABI rehabilitation.

“We are very aware that people with ABI can sometimes find the set procedures of neuro-rehabilitation too clinical, inflexible and impersonal. At Reconnections, our unique approach combines cognitive and physical rehabilitation with vocational and outdoor activities delivered within a unique non-clinical environment. We support people to become the best they can be through an outstanding team including Neuro Occupational Therapists, Neuro Physiotherapists, Neuro Speech and Language Therapists, Neuro Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners and Rehabilitation Coaches.”

For further information, or to make a referral to Calvert Reconnections, please go to the referrals section of our website.