Calvert Reconnections opens today!
Ground-breaking neurorehabilitation centre Calvert Reconnections has today, Monday 21 June 2021, opened its doors – bringing an exciting new dimension to brain injury rehabilitation in the UK.
Calvert Reconnections, located on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Keswick in the Lake District, has developed the UK’s first residential brain injury rehabilitation programme combining traditional clinical therapies with physical activity in the outdoors.
“The opening of our new centre is the culmination of years of meticulous planning by the Lake District Calvert Trust. It is a landmark moment for the ABI rehab market and for us,” said Giles Mounsey-Heysham, Chairman of the Lake District Calvert Trust (LDCT) Trustees.
“Working with leading clinicians and academics, our new rehabilitation centre will provide a ground-breaking, world-class rehabilitation programme tailored to support individuals in their recovery.”
Said Centre Director, Sean Day:
“After many challenges along the way, not least the Covid-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to open Calvert Reconnections. We are hugely excited about what the future holds.”
“The whole team is raring to go,” said Claire Appleton, Head of Service at Calvert Reconnections.
“Our focus is on ensuring Reconnections’ highly-skilled team can help our participants to reach their potential by delivering a ground-breaking, specialist, 24-hour rehabilitation service.”
Calvert Reconnections will actively seek to incorporate a wide range of outdoor activities into each participant’s rehabilitation programme. This may range from reflective activities such as fishing, bird watching or a nature walk to higher adventure activities such as horse riding, canoeing, rock-climbing and abseiling – all closely assessed and graded to a person’s interests and functional abilities.
Rob White, Activity Lead at Calvert Reconnection explained how the use of outdoor activities makes the new service unique.
“At Reconnections, participants are involved in every aspect of the activities they undertake,” he said. “They complete meaningful tasks, from concept to completion, in a real-world setting. Extensive research shows that outdoor activities can help individuals in their recovery from brain injury.”
Calvert Reconnections is launching its new service with three confirmed participants and a strong pipeline of referrals.
Meanwhile, Calvert Reconnections’ long established sister organisation Calvert Lakes is also reopening its doors on 21 June 2021 to people with a range of disabilities from mild to profound for much-needed holidays in the beautiful Lake District.
Concluded Sean Day:
“Reopening Calvert Lakes is a welcome return to business as usual. We are so pleased to be able to welcome our visitors back.”
For further information on Calvert Reconnections please go to – www.calvertreconnections.org.uk