Calvert Reconnections has today opened its doors – transforming the one-time Lake District home of poet William Wordsworth into a neurorehabilitation centre. It is located at Old Windebrowe, a Grade II listed Tithe barn on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Keswick in the Lake District. The centre is the UK’s first residential brain injury rehabilitation programme combining traditional clinical therapies with physical activity in the outdoors.
Giles Mounsey-Heysham, Chairman of the Lake District Calvert Trust (LDCT) Trustees said:
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 brain injury rehabilitation market and for us. 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.
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.
For further information on Calvert Reconnections please go to – www.calvertreconnections.org.uk
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