About Us

“40 years ago the general consensus was brain cells do not regenerate and therefore nothing could be done, 20 years ago 90% of people now surviving a traumatic brain injury would have died.“

For the past 25 years TRU has demonstrated the hidden potential for rehabilitation.

TRU has researched and established a pathway for ABI rehabilitation which features flexibility and person-centred approach.

Our service users are able to join or discharge from the pathway at any stage dependent upon their needs, on commencement at TRU, or their progress during rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation Units

We have 6 residential rehabilitation units within an 6 mile radius, 3 of the units are located within our rehabilitation hospital; these facilitate the Mental Health framework from detention to Community Treatment Order through to community re-entry.

The Newton

The Newton is registered for service users detained under the Mental Health Act. Since opening in 2011, 83% of service users supported in the Newton Unit have successfully stepped down from the Mental Health Act. In making personal progress, the success and approach also means reduced expenditure to both the legal and the Mental Health sector.

The Willows

The Willows unit is registered for service users with complex needs and physical disabilities, and can present an opportunity for early intervention for people in the initial stages of recovery from ABI.

The Lowton

The Lowton unit is registered to provide service users on Section 17 leave or Community Treatment Order an initial stepping stone, towards re-integration into the community.

Lyme House

Neurobehavioral Pathway

Working alongside the service users personally and their family support network, the team at Lyme House provide a specialist rehabilitation programme to both help motivate and address management of cognitive deficits, aggression, impulsivity and socially inappropriate behaviour. It provides the foundation for independence and structure for successful achievements.

Chapel House

Community Integration Pathway (Including Long Term Support)

Chapel House continues to support and develop motivational and behavioural activities whilst providing the opportunity to develop and increase levels of daily living skills in preparation for community re-entry.


Community Outreach

Community Outreach Pathway Support

Community Outreach provides an opportunity to develop long-term support for service users in their own home, providing experienced specialist ABI rehabilitation support professionals for individuals who have progressed back into the community.

TRU also offers periods of specialised support  for individuals living within a 50 mile radius of TRU. Our trained community team can support case managers,social workers and funders with initial transfers into the community, whilst alternative teams are sought, trained and established.

Maintaining Rehabilitation

Ashton Cross

Ashton Cross is a supported living environment for service users who have completed the rehabilitation element of the ABI pathway. There is a provision of specialist staff who continue to support the service users in a person centred way to maintain their rehabilitation gains.This is a long or short term facility concentrating on quality of life in a least restrictive homely environment.


The TRU pathway is flexible, with availability to engage at any stage.