Early building work has already started on our brand new 48-bed Care and Rehabilitation Centre - our most ambitious project in 80 years. Once complete, it will provide the best possible care and services for people with disability and brain injury. 

The need for QEF’s services is huge and growing. A bad fall, a severe car accident or a devastating stroke can happen to anyone. In the next 20 years, the rate of first-time stroke in people aged 45+ is expected to increase by 59%, and the stroke survival rate to more than double. Meanwhile, there are over 13 million people in the UK with a disability. Simply put, we need to do more.

The problem, though, is that our current facility is no longer suitable for our needs, and we can’t renovate it because it is in a listed building. This is why we are building this new centre – an airy, modern facility that will offer both Neuro-Rehabilitative Services and Independent Living Services under one roof, to help many more people just like Shane and Frankie in the years to come. This why your support is so vital. 

Shane feared he would never walk again after a serious motorcycle accident, and Frankie developed a frightening and rare condition that attacked her nerves and paralysed her limbs.

Shane was involved in a serious motorcycle accident and feared he would never walk again. Before his accident, Shane had been extremely active – a gymnast, a musician and a performer. He had the drive and dedication needed to recover, and with the time and guidance of expert QEF therapists, he made an astonishing recovery. Shane’s journey back from the brink – taking little steps, then walking, and finally running – is a perfect example of QEF’s ‘can do’ spirit in action

Please donate now to forever be a part of the fabric of this life-changing Centre. Every person who is helped within its walls, every skill that is learned (or relearned), every tentative step that is taken – all of that, and more, will be made possible by your kindness.

Thank you for whatever you can give to help. 

After months in a coma I had to learn to do everything again

Shane