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John Cabot House


Voyage Care

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John Cabot House
167 Talbot Road

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Specialises in: Acquired brain injury, Behavioural support, Mental health

Rehabilitation delivered with exceptional care.

Who do we support?

John Cabot House is a specialised service for people with brain injury, designed with an emphasis on continued rehabilitation. We believe that people can still develop skills, confidence and participation even several years after injury.

It is designed as a “step up or step down” service for individuals who may require more intensive support following a deterioration in their mental health or behaviours. It may also be of interest to those who are ready to move from hospital into the community but need a period of intense structure and support to improve their confidence and independence skills.

Where is John Cabot House?

In the residential area of Brislington 2.3 miles from Bristol Temple Meads railway station and close to regular local bus routes. It’s close to all the usual amenities and services you’d expect in a large thriving city.

Does the service offer short or long term rehabilitation and care?

Our rehabilitation programmes are designed around the specific needs of each individual. For some people the stay will be relatively short, lasting only a few months; others can be assured that whilst continued progress is important, longer stays are possible.

What style of accommodation is on offer?

The house is a newly refurbished Grade II listed building with the generous proportions expected of a building of that period, but an internal specification which reflects modern day style and levels of comfort.

It offers five bedrooms all with en suite shower room and W.C. There are three spacious and well furnished communal living areas, an additional training kitchen and a conservatory looking out over private mature walled gardens.

The service also benefits from the addition of two self contained ground floor apartments. These apartments offer the opportunity for individuals to have greater independence, with the reassurance of the 24 hour support in the adjacent service. These apartments also offer flexibility for those with moderate to high support needs who wish to live alone or find it difficult to live within a group setting.

How much support can I expect?

In order to provide holistic and focussed support staffing levels are set at a minimum  ratio of one member of staff to every two people during daytime hours, with wake night support shared across the service. We are able to support individuals with more intensive support needs, by providing additional support hours or investigating assisted technology options in line with their individual assessed needs.

In addition to these staffing levels we have a full time qualified and experienced Manager with access to further professional and managerial expertise off site.

Voyage Care has an excellent track record of investing in the induction, training, education and development of staff, attaining the Investors in People Award in 2009.

When I’m ready to move on will Voyage Care be able to help me?

Of course, our service model is under-pinned by a desire to support people to return successfully to a more independent life. We will work with individuals and their chosen network of family and friends to help them achieve their goal. We can offer practical assistance with finding new independent accommodation, and where required can continue to provide support at home.

Professional therapy

At Voyage Care we are committed to only using very experienced neuro-rehabilitation specialists to support the needs of people with acquired brain injury and neurological rehabilitation needs. At John Cabot House our carefully selected partners are:

For Neuro–Psychological services we utilise the team at Headwise who have at their disposal a wide range of specialist psychological interventions and therapies.
For neurological Occupational Therapy we work with Krysalis which is a nationwide consultancy providing rehabilitation. They employ a number of tried and tested assessment tools; therapeutic interventions; rehabilitation programmes and outcome measures designed around individual needs.
For neurological Physiotherapy our partners are a small independent specialist midlands based company Neuro–therapy (UK) Limited who provide assessments, treatments and rehabilitation programmes.
For Speech and Language Therapy we are able to access the 20 year’s clinical experience of Bristol based Speech and Language Therapist, John Tuffney. He specialises in treating people who have communication disorders resulting from neurological damage.
We use Goal Attainment Scaling to support each person to focus on daily functional goals and we monitor broader attainments on general outcome measures such as St Andrew’s Swansea Neuro-behavioural Outcome Scale (SASNOS).