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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team (Wyre Forest)

 Living with a Neurological Condition

A neurological condition results from disease, injury or damage to the body’s nervous system. There is a wide variety of neurological conditions and people have very different experiences.

Neurological conditions can cause a range of problems for the individual that may include physical or movement problems, altered sensation, communication, problems with memory or behaviour.

People with long term neurological conditions also face complex challenges in aiming to live as independently as possible. Providing appropriate information, practical advice and support, together with co-ordinating health and care resources, helps to reduce these difficulties, promote health and improve quality of life.

Although many neurological conditions cannot be cured, there is evidence that good multi disciplinary working has a positive impact on health and wellbeing.


The role of the Neurological Rehabilitation Team

The Neurological Rehabilitation Team is a multi-disciplinary group that is part of Worcestershire Intergrated Rehabilitation Service (WINRS). The team supports and enables people living with long term neurological conditions to lead a full life in the community. It provides access to a range of rehabilitation advice and support to meet continuing and changing needs. This can restore confidence and gives control back to individuals and their families.

Local support for Neurological Conditions

There are a number of groups in the county, run by health professionals or volunteers, who provide therapy, advice and local support. These include:

• Physiotherapy groups

• Specialist courses and education

• Self help and alternative therapy

• Carer’s Group

• MND Association

• Headway.


What is WINRS?

• A specialist service based in the community for people living with neurological conditions

• A person-centred approach to problem solving that aims to maximise quality of life and independence

• Advice information and support for people affected by long term neurological conditions

• Collaboration with other professionals to achieve coordinated care and the best possible outcomes.

The WINRS team includes:

• Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine

• Consultant Neuropsychologist

• Nurse Consultant and Specialist Nurse in Complex Physical Disabilities

• Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurses

• Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurses

• Acquired Brain Injury Team

• Chronic Fatigue Service

• Specialist Speech and Language Therapists

• Specialist Physiotherapists

• Specialist Occupational Therapists

• Rehabilitation Assistants

• Team Secretaries.


Contact Us:

Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team
A Block
Kidderminster General Hospital
Bewdley Road
DY11 6RJ

Tel: 01562 513001
Fax: 01562 513073

Normal Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm (Answer phone available when staff are out of the office).

If you require immediate assistance or help,

please contact your own GP practice.

GP and Dental Out of Hours: 0300 1233211

Leaflets available to download