Our service 

The CCPNR sees children and young people with an acquired brain injury up to the age of 16 (or 19 if they are still in education). We provide support and intervention after discharge from hospital at our clinic, in the community, and at school. We recognise the ultimate impact that a brain injury can have on the young person’s and family’s life. We endeavour to develop a shared understanding of the young person's needs between the CCPNR, the young person and family, and school and any other professionals involved, in order to work together to achieve meaningful goals.

We work with a broad range of difficulties. These include difficulties around emotion, physical abilities, communication, thinking skills like memory and attention, speech, behaviour, learning, friendships, and practical daily skills as well as adjustment to the consequences of brain injury.

The CCPNR's aim is to help children and young people maximise their independence in daily life.

Specifically, we offer the following:

  • Interdisciplinary neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation within the young person's environment focusing on cognitive (thinking skills), physical, emotional, communication, and social needs, as well as life skills.
  • Liaison with schools and community, health and social care services providing training packages focused on supporting the particular needs of children and young people with brain injury. We aim to help everyone to make the most of their own skills and resources.
  • Recommendations for behavioural support and strategies for managing tasks and activities.
  • Psychological intervention for children and families.


The rehabilitation pathway is managed by an allocated clinician who will act as case co-ordinator. The role of the case co-ordinator is to support the young person and their family through the CCPNR rehabilitation journey from the initial meeting to the follow-up at home or in school.

Ultimately, we collaboratively develop an intervention plan to support the management of the young person’s particular needs and goals. Our vision is for the young person and the family to receive the best possible experience and achieve the best possible outcomes.

The CCPNR is part of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) Children's Division and is a unique partnership between CPFT, Cambridgeshire Community Services and the renowned Oliver Zangwill Centre.

The page was last updated on 14 May 2019 by andrea.bateman.

Further information

pdfCCPNR Leaflet (0.48 MB)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF
T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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