Grafton Manor

Brain Injury ServicesGrafton ManorGrafton RegisNorthamptonNorthantsNN12 7SS

Tel.01908 543 131


Grafton Manor

Priory Grafton Manor provides highly specialised neurobehavioural rehabilitation for men and women aged 18 years and older, with an acquired brain injury (ABI), including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and strokes. The rehabilitation programme at Grafton Manor is particularly aimed at helping people who have experienced cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes as a consequence of brain injury to ensure that they can access all areas of rehabilitation.

The site, set in a quiet village in peaceful countryside, includes an attractive, historic and purpose-fitted cottage called The Chantry, as well as a flat and a studio flat. We also have two community houses situated in Kingsley just outside of Northampton. The split consists of:

  • Grafton Manor - 13 beds
  • The Chantry - 3 beds
  • Cottage, flat and studio flat - 3 beds
  • Community houses in Kingsley - 6 beds

This established care pathway of 25 beds enables people with ABI to maximise their independence at any stage of their post-acute recovery journey.

Our approach

In 1985, Grafton Manor was established as the UK's first neurobehavioural rehabilitation service to be established in a community setting, beyond the confines of a large psychiatric hospital campus. Our programme is psychology led and our clinicians are at the forefront of research and development in this field, with many award-winning treatment innovations and excellent patient outcomes.

We provide individualised rehabilitation programmes using evidence-based methods with known value, employing time-lined goals to support the resident to achieve optimum rehabilitation and reach their full potential. This aims to support successful, sustainable discharge. The programme is delivered by an expert transdisciplinary team (TDT) which ensures consistency of approach and rehabilitation 24/7, not just in timetabled sessions, helping to ensure learning and consolidation of new skills that are sustainable following discharge.

The main emphasis of the rehabilitation programme offered at Grafton Manor is to maximise individual choice, autonomy, and empowerment, and for users of the service to obtain their optimum level of independence. Progress is recorded using valid outcome measures and results have clearly demonstrated the benefits of the programme.

As residents progress, they have the opportunity to step down and carry on their rehabilitation in other parts of the care pathway, including the community houses.

Our expert TDT consists of:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy (SaLT)
  • Dietitian (sessional)
  • Nursing
  • Rehabilitation assistants
  • Therapy assistant
  • Domestic and support staff

Measuring outcomes

Outcomes are measured using specialised behavioural and functional measurement tools.

A recent evaluation of our service demonstrated a 75.5% reduction in the rate of aggression from admission for those still in the services at the time of the study and a 90% reduction at discharge. Leading competitors report a 53.2% reduction. There were also improvements in all other outcome measures employed in these services suggesting that greater personal autonomy and independence were also achieved.

Read more about how we measure the quality of our services.

Grafton Manor is a member of the INPA:

INPA - Independent Neurorehabilitation Providers Alliance

Grafton Manor is also a recipient of the 2017 ‘RAID award for excellence in working with challenging behaviour’ by the Association of Psychological Therapies.

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

Brain Injury Services Northampton provides a discharge pathway comprising of a full, residential rehabilitation pathway with the aim of supporting residents to move into the most independent setting appropriate to their needs. This may include the stages of our pathway: studio, flat, cottage and community houses.

Patients will be admitted to Grafton Manor for a three-month initial assessment prior to commencing on a rehabilitation or behaviour stabilisation programme.

More Info

Grafton Manor is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as an independent service, providing treatment and rehabilitation for people with an ABI.

Physical health and wellbeing is an important part of brain injury rehabilitation. Grafton Manor has access to a GP who attends the unit regularly to see residents and who will address patients' physical health issues.

Individuals will also be supported to access local primary care services such as the dentist, optician or chiropodist.

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