Project information

Care and Rehabilitation Centre

This landmark capital project will enable QEF to offer a state-of-the-art neuro-rehabilitation centre for people with severe brain injury.

2 years

Charity information

Queen Elizabeth's Foundation For Disabled People

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  • Need


    Our existing centre in Banstead is a Grade 2* listed building which restricts the amount of accessible space we can refurbish and makes the building inefficient to run. We want to offer the latest therapies to our residents and the privacy of ensuite rooms, including direct garden access.


    The centre will provide excellent accommodation which is fully accessible and controllable for our residents with severe brain injury, helping them to be more independent in this environment. The therapy areas will be separate from living space to encourage a break between work and leisure, where different skills are being regained.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a new innovative centre for the rehabilitation of residents with acquired brain injury


    » To build a state of the art centre in collarboration with therapists, staff and residents

    By helping more residents to reach their goals for independent living

  • Impact


    Neuro rehabilitation can bring about life-changing improvements for those with acquired brain injury and often makes a significant difference in the long-term independence and care-needs of the individual. It is estimated that the financial investment can be re-couped in terms of the cost of long-term care within months. We measure progress using the FIM+FAM indicators from assessment through each stage of rehabilitation to record progress in 30 defined areas and overall achievement.


    The major risk to the building is lack of income to fund the £9m project. However, QEF are funding the majority of the project ourselves, by selling land not currently used for charitable purposes. The sale of the land is currently going through. The fundraising target is £1m and we now have over half of that raised and pledged.


    Donors will receive regular updates on the project and specific updates on their restricted donation, as appropriate. We encourage donors to visit our current centre or the newly created one in time to see our work in action.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £9,800,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,500,000 Basis Build Foundations and build
      £3,000,000 Fit out - communal areas Therapy rooms, specialist gym, dining room and social areas
      £600,000 Fit-out - bedrooms 24 ensuite rooms, 4 of which have a kitchen for those about to live independently
      £1,700,000 Site development New infrastructure and landscaping

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Sale of land - tbc £8,800,000 Conditional
    Fundraising income £500,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Leatherhead Surrey - this is on land held and developed by the charity for the last 80 years. Residents come from all over the country and overseas to use our neuro-rehabilitation service.


    We estimate that up to 72 residents will directly benefit from the service each year (24 residents staying an average of 4 months). We also hope to extend our day services to up to 15 people per week.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have long experience and expertise in the area of disability, and neuro-rehabilitation in particular.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jonathan Powell

    QEF Chief Executive and overall lead on the project