Ely brain injury specialists are helped thanks to a donation

Fen House storage container

Fen House storage container - Credit: Archant

A centre that provides rehabilitation for people with brain injuries has been given a helping hand with storage thanks to a donation from a company in Essex.

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre Fen House in Ely has been given a storage container thanks to Mobile Mini in Maningtree.

Cas Thorpe, rehabilitation coordinator, said: “I Googled storage container companies in East Anglia and Mobile Mini came up.

“Looking more closely I noticed that each depot aims to help communities and can provide 10 storage containers.

“There was a link on the Mobile Mini site which told the story of a young man who needed a gym at home and the company had provided one.

“So I decided to email them to see if they could help us.”

Kevin Welton, branch manager, visited the site to check the area where they wanted the container to be sited.

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Cas said: “Kevin was so helpful and interested in what we do at Fen House and he was delighted to be helping us.

“The storage container will make a huge difference to us and I’d like to thank Kevin and everybody at Mobile Mini for their kindness.”

Fen House is a neuro rehabilitation centre that offers community-based rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI).

Opened in 2005, it forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

It supports people with cognitive, physical and or emotional symptoms following an acquired brain injury.

Specialist rehabilitation is based on a neuro-behavioural approach and focuses on enabling people to function as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and to participate in as many of their previous roles and activities as possible.