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Coronavirus - Changes to our services

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of our non-urgent services have been temporarily suspended and others are operating with reduced hours. Find out about service changes here.

Brain injuries, strokes & neurological conditions

The Community Neuro Rehab Team (CNRT) is a community-based, specialist multidisciplinary team comprising Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and administrative support workers.

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Our services

The CNRT provides treatment and self-management programmes for individuals living with acquired long-term neurological conditions. Our goal is to provide a co-ordinated service with specialist staff who will work with you, your family and/or your carers to support your recovery, optimise your abilities and improve your quality of life. In addition to 1:1 therapy the CNRT offers a range of therapy groups and we also aim to work with clients and their carers to ensure that rehabilitation is carried over into everyday activities at home.

The people we see

We provide rehabilitation for any person aged 16 or over with either a Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin CCG GP and a confirmed diagnosis of acquired neurological disability. This could be progressive or non-progressive and may include acquired brain injury, Huntington’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, multiple systems atrophy, Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and/or stroke.

New patients

Clients can be referred to the CNRT by their GP, medical consultant or other healthcare professional using our dedicated referral form from our 'For Care Professional' page.

Existing patients

Clients who are already known to the service will have the option to self-refer for additional input in response to a change in their circumstances and/or deterioration in their neurological condition.

Services we do not offer

The Service will not normally see clients with:

  • Congenital conditions
  • No clear diagnosis
  • Functional neurological conditions (somatoform disorders)
  • Epilepsy as a primary diagnosis
  • Spinal conditions, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Dementia

We are unfortunately unable to accept referrals for chronic fatigue syndrome at this time. Individuals who are referred to us with this condition will be provided with self-management information and we will list them for input as and when this service resumes.

The Service does not usually accept referrals for clients in nursing homes except when it is temporary and they are going to be discharged home, or when there has been a change of state and the nursing home is seeking advice. In this instance the CNRT would act as a consultative service to support the delivery of continuing treatment.

What to bring with you

  • A relative or carer to support the initial assessment (if desired)
  • Current list of medication
  • Other relevant medical correspondence
  • A sling (or other transfer aid) if hoisting is required for personal care and toileting
  • Glasses and hearing aids
  • Any incontinence products required
  • Any communication aids
  • Walking aids or orthotics
  • Drink and a snack (if appropriate)

Please let us know in advance if you require additional communication support relating to the Accessible Information Standard.

Frequently asked questions

Is this a Shropshire-wide service?

Yes, this service is provided across the whole of Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin

Do you see clients at home?

We do see clients at home or at other community locations when it is absolutely necessary or appropriate to do so, but the majority of our work is completed at our outpatient clinic in Shrewsbury.

How often will clients be seen?

This will depend on the needs of the individual, but at most clients can expect to be seen once or twice a week during the initial phase of treatment.

How long will clients be seen for – is the service time-limited?

The service is not currently time-limited and typically clients will continue to be seen while they are making rehabilitation gains.

Contact us

Contact us

Community Neuro Rehab Team
Shropshire Rehabilitation Centre
Lancaster Road
Harlescott
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 3NJ

Tel: 01743 453600
Email the team

Related documents

Next review due: 1 September 2020