The aim of Pathway 1 is to provide the individual with the necessary knowledge, support and confidence to achieve their full potential

Pathway 1 is intended for an individual who;

  • Requires a lot of support and guidance
  • Is looking for specific help
  • Needs one to one attention with minimal background noise
  • Has complex needs
  • Has psychological challenges that impact on their recovery
  • Is within the first 6 months of ABI recovery
  • Has trouble communicating and/or speech problems
  • Has specific goals they would like to work towards
  • Needs motivating or can’t put actions in place
  • Has poor insight
  • Requires rehabilitation from qualified professionals

For individuals placed on Pathway 1, a bespoke personal pathway is devised and an additional four, one to one sessions allocated to them. These sessions are delivered by our Brain Injury Case Manager and/ or Specialist Caseworker, depending on individual needs.

These sessions are person centred and can be used to;

  • Work through any challenges or struggles
  • Provide education about brain injury and brain recovery
  • Work towards specific goals and objectives
  • Organise, co-ordinate and oversee a multi-agency rehabilitation package
  • Help implement coping strategies to manage deficits

After each block of four sessions, the individual’s needs are reviewed, and if necessary an additional four sessions are provided. However, if our members of staff feel that the service user no longer needs one to one input, the next step is to integrate the individual into our small group sessions.

One to one sessions

Using a Brain Injury Case Management approach, we develop a bespoke personal pathway for each person based on their individual needs, challenges and aspirations. The level of rehabilitation input required is carefully considered and if necessary, relevant professionals are sourced and funded to maximise recovery. These sessions also allow us to work through specific issues, suggest coping strategies and improve self-esteem and confidence.

Professional Support

We fund packages of specialist, professional support to help our brain injured friends reach their rehabilitation potential. We work with several accredited associates who offer services including aqua therapy, nutritional support, anger management, sports therapy, neuro-physiotherapy, counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and speech therapy. Instructing professionals to facilitate rehabilitation can be expensive, but their input is particularly important in early recovery. We fund these services to those that are unable to afford them and who do not have access to funds from litigation.

Outreach Support

A small minority of those requiring our support, may be unable to access the PAUL For Brain Recovery Centre. This could be for several reasons, such as; lack of mobility, lack of support network, recent discharge from acute services, severe anxiety or a medical condition. In this case the support team will visit the individual in their home. The aim of such a service is provide the individual with the necessary support and ascertain what measures need to be put in place to enable them to attend the Centre.

Specialist Caseworker Support

Assessment and support from our Specialist Caseworker will highlight specific areas of need for our most vulnerable service users, which could be issues with housing, drug addictions, social care support needs and safeguarding. This involves working closely alongside social services, housing providers and the safeguarding team to ensure that the needs of our service users are met and that those most vulnerable are protected.