About us

At BIRD, we offer genuine hope for improvement when all hope seems lost.

The term “brain injury” covers a huge variety of conditions. At BIRD, we make no distinction between types of brain injury and aim to treat people of all ages and all levels of severity.

Many people with brain injury are born with the problem due to genetic reasons or complications during pregnancy and birth. Other people suffer trauma during their life from accidents, assaults and natural disorders such as strokes.

The people we treat may be affected by:

Cerebral palsy
Congenital defects
Acquired head injury
Developmental delay

Hyperactivity/attention deficit disorders
Behavioural / emotional disorders
Other non – specific learning difficulties.

Ours is a unique treatment that complements the more traditional methods such as medicine and adapted education. Our ultimate aim is to radically improve the lives of our patients and their carers.

Some of the children we provide treatment for are severely physically and / or mentally disadvantaged and may be blind with little or no head control. Others have only mild learning difficulties, hyperactivity or behavioural disorders and are in mainstream education.

For many of the people we have been able to help – it was thought that no further improvement was possible. Thankfully BIRD can often manage to markedly improve the lives of the great majority of the people who come to us.

The Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation & Development is a small charity based in Eccleston just outside Chester.

We are totally dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages with learning difficulties and brain injuries regardless of the severity of condition or age.

In practice, our work  helps individuals with many different conditions such as autism, learning difficulty, developmental delay and strokes.

Increasingly, we work with the families and teachers of children at Key Stage 2  (7-11) who attend mainstream school but who have learning, communication or behavioural difficulties. These children may or may not have a formal special educational needs (SEN) statement.

Ours is a small and friendly organisation that achieves transformational change in people when all hope had been lost. We do all we can to keep costs to a bare minimum and are totally reliant on voluntary donations.