Community Rehabilitation & Brain Injury Service (CRABIS)

CRABIS (Community Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Service) is provided by NHS Lothian.

Service Description

CRABIS provides multi-disciplinary assessment and rehabilitation within the home or community setting to individuals over the age of 16 who live in West Lothian and who have a physical disability and/or acquired brain injury.

The service also provides follow up and early intervention as required to individuals who have suffered a mild head injury. The service’s core aim is to improve the individual’s independence, level of function, participation and quality of life.

CRABIS is funded by Lothian Health and West Lothian Council and the service is delivered by an experienced, multi-disciplinary team, including:

  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • clinical psychologists
  • speech and language therapists
  • rehabilitation assistants

How to Get In Touch

If you have any queries about the service, please contact:
Karen Brown (Administration Co-ordinator)
Telephone: 01506 774046
Address: CRABIS, The Ability Centre, Carmondean, Livingston EH54 6PQ

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 provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian.

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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