A brain injury clinic has been shortlied for a prestigious national award.

Keswick-based Calvert Trust is in the running for the Rehab Provider of the Year award at the Personal Injury Awards 2022.

Claire Appleton, head of service at the Calvert Trust, formerly known as Calvert Reconnections, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for this award.

“Since opening our doors in June 2020, Reconnections has delivered life-changing outcomes for ABI survivors. 

“We are delighted this has been recognised by the judges.”

Reconnections released its first clinical outcomes report in May 2022.

Participants at Calvert Trust are rightly proud of their life-changing achievements at the centre.

29-year-old Sam says his three-month stay gave him the skills and confidence to live independently again after suffering an ABI in a road traffic accident five years ago.

Sam’s personalised rehabilitation plan included a combination of functional and outdoor activities including walking, bike riding, climbing, canoeing and kayaking, uniquely integrated with clinical therapy. 

By completing meaningful tasks, from concept to completion, in a real world-setting, he was actively involved in the planning and decision-making aspects of his programme. 

Since leaving, Sam has moved into his own home as his recovery continues.

Sam said: “Reconnections has given me the confidence and skills to live a normal life again.

“I’ve got so much more self-belief.”

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