Hobbs at Enham Trust Andover
Hobbs Rehabilitation provides the therapy services for Enham Trust, a disability charity based in North Hampshire.
Enham Trust aims to support disabled people to live the lives they choose to, assisting individuals with their health, care, financial and personal needs.
Enham gives individuals the opportunity to complete work placements in their chosen environment, participate in social activities and clubs as well as having access to specialist neurological rehabilitation.
Hobbs Rehabilitation provides specialist neurological therapy services to the residents at Enham Trust. Our therapy team includes specialist neurological physiotherapists, specialist neurological occupational therapists and rehabilitation assistants. By having a team of therapists based at Enham Trust, Hobbs Rehabilitation is able to treat individuals in their home, work and social environments.
Our therapists assess each individual, then tailor a treatment program to suit each individual's current level and goals. Throughout treatment the individuals, their family and members of their care team are able to be actively involved in their rehabilitation.
Our therapy services include:
- Assessment of current equipment and mobility aids
- Hand splints to improve function, positioning, comfort and hygiene
- Assessing and providing aids that can assist cognitive functioning and memory
- Strengthening and mobilisation exercises to increase functional independence
- Stretching programs and splinting to lengthen tight muscles and reduce spasms
- Setting up exercises and activities that can be completed in a home environment
- Gait re-education and balance work
- Increasing participation in leisure and social activities
“ Joe is 23 and has spastic quadreplegia cerebral palsy. He was first assessed by Hobbs 4 years ago and has not looked back…
Joe is a resident at Enham Trust, a disability charity based in North Hampshire. Joe required a hoist for all transfers and used an electric wheelchair for indoor and outdoor mobility. Through working with occupational therapists and physiotherapists, as well as therapy assistants and support staff working at Enham Trust, Joe improved his strength and flexibility so that he was able to stand using a ReTurn (standing aid) for all his transfers.
After achieving these goals, Joe was keen to keep progressing and has now managed to walk with assistance of 2 therapists with a Meywalker.
He had not walked since he was a small child.
Joe decided to celebrate this by taking part in Parallel London this year, where he was supported by the Hobbs team to complete the 100m event, cheered on by his sister and his dog. A massive achievement!
Joe’s goal now is to walk with the assistance of 1 with the Meywalker, so now he can walk in his flat with the carers. Rehab really matters to Joe!
“ I just want to say how grateful we all are that you passed the information on to us about the Hobbs Rehabilitation centre at Enham, Weyhill as with its residential facilities, it makes it so much easier for Penny to get top quality treatment without the problems of booking into a hotel or guest house.
The physiotherapists there have been fantastic, so friendly, cheerful and in particular the manner in which they spoke always to Penny, not to us, so that Penny felt that she was in control of everything that was going on. They have even talked to Penny's doctor in Braunton, to see what can be arranged for ongoing back up physiotherapy. A credit to the profession.
My own feeling is that this was a real success and that if we can arrange some ongoing treatment locally together with occasional shorter visits to Weyhill, Penny will see a real change in her quality of life. Heaven knows she is due some. Many, many thanks from all of us.
‒ Enham Trust, Andover