Community Rehabilitation & Brain Injury Service (CRABIS)

NHS_LothianCRABIS is the Community Rehabilitation & Brain Injury Service provided by NHS Lothian. It provides specialist assessment and rehabilitation for people aged16 or over, who have acquired brain injury or neurological condition.

The aim of rehabilitation is to reduce the impact of people’s difficulties on their lifestyle.  This can include helping with things like:

  • adjusting to changes
  • learning new skills
  • overcoming difficulties
  • improving quality of life.

CRABIS wil carry out an initial assessment to find out ehat peoples main difficulties are, and what they would like to work on. A rehabilitation programme will then be tailored to individual needs.  CRABIS workers will generally come out to peoples own homes to carry out assessments and rehabilitation.


Service Categories


Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

You may be eligible for referral to the Service if you:
• Are over the age of 16 years

• Have an acquired neurological condition, such as stroke,
acquired brain injury, MS, MND, etc

• Need the services of 2 or more therapies i.e. Speech and
Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and

• However we will accept referrals for people with an acquired
brain injury who need 1 or more therapiestherapy.


Agency Referral

G.Ps,  Social Workers,  Nurse,  AHP’s and Voluntary Agencies.

Contact Info. & Service Address

The Ability Centre,
Carmondean Centre Road,
Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
EH54 8PT

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm

Service Hours

-Mon – Thurs 8:30 – 5:00pm Fri 8:30 – 3:00pm-

Provider's Name: NHS Lothian

Type: Charity/Voluntary

NHS Lothian NHS Lothian provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the second largest residential population in Scotland

Services run by this provider

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm

Service Hours

Mon – Thurs 8:30 – 5:00pm
Fri 8:30 – 3:00pm

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