Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Rehabilitation

The Lake District Calvert Trust has worked for over 40 years to deliver high quality, pioneering outdoor and challenging activities to people with disabilities.

Having extensively researched and piloted a new model of rehabilitation, we are now developing a unique service for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) that will build on our existing expertise.

Brain injuries are devastating to people’s lives and abilities. New research shows that with the right rehabilitation the brain can continue to develop new neural pathways, bypassing damaged areas, and producing a greater long-term recovery than previously believed possible.

Learning new skills, working with others, and physical exercise, are the key elements that form the core of the Lake District Calvert Trust’s exceptional work with disabled people.

Now, in partnership with leading clinicians and academics, we are combining our expertise with the latest thinking in neuroscience; we plan to harness these components to support brain injury survivors in a new, ground-breaking residential centre.

This intensive post-acute rehabilitation will transform the lives of people who are affected by this invisible and under-treated condition, whilst providing a replicable model for other organisations.

In 2016 our ‘Go Herdwick’ project helped raise initial funding for this project, to develop the Old Windebrowe farmhouse and tithe barn near Keswick into a new specialist rehabilitation centre.

Supporting ABI Recovery through Outdoor Adventure

To find out more about how you can help support the development of this specialist ABI rehabilitation centre, contact us on 017687 72255 or email

Feedback from our visitors:

“When our son had his brain injury my husband and I thought we’d never get back up onto the fells together and never did we think our son could climb one. Today he climbed his first fell with lots of encouragement and lot of physical support. The sense of achievement for him is unparalleled and worth more than money can buy.”

“The planned ABI course will be really important to keep giving a regular boost – I’ve been here about 20 times since my ABI and I’ve got another 3 visits planned this year, maybe more. The air is great and the views are wonderful. It makes me feel good in the outdoors”.- John Gaimster

How You Can Support Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation

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Additional Information

For more information about the ABI project click here.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in an ABI Rehabilitation Course please contact, telephone 017687 72255, or register your interest here.