Community Stroke and Neuro Rehabilitation Team (CSNRT)

Trafford Stroke & Neuro Rehabilitation Team provides specialist rehabilitation for adults with a neurological diagnosis. All members of the team have specialist training in the management of problems relating to stroke, brain injury and neurological conditions.

The team will rehabilitate those over 16 years old registered with a Trafford GP who need specialist neuro rehabilitation in a community setting.

Our vision is to deliver a responsive person centred and evidence-based integrated stroke and community neuro rehabilitation service for residents in Trafford.

  • To work closely with you, your family, and carers, to set goals, review progress and provide coordinated assessments and treatments within the community
  • To help you to maintain, regain or improve physical, social and psychological wellbeing through rehabilitation
  • To help you to function as independently as possible
  • To provide support to your carers and family during your rehabilitation

Physiotherapy: Assess physical abilities and help to facilitate recovery and independence through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

Occupational Therapy: Work to increase independence and safety in daily tasks by practising skills, working with you to solve problems or providing equipment. This could include basic tasks, like washing and dressing, or complex tasks like employment.

Clinical Psychology: Offer assessment, strategies and therapy where thinking abilities, emotions and behaviour have been affected.

Speech and Language Therapy: Assess, treat and support those who have problems with speech, communication and swallowing.

Dietitian: Helps to prevent nutrition related problems and improve the health of those with specific dietary requirements.

Rehabilitation Nurse: Provides assessment, advice and support and will liaise as required with hospital staff, specialist nurses, district nurses and community support services.

Patient Support Worker: Assists the team and you to carry out agreed therapy programmes

Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist: Assess, review and support patients with Parkinson’s and similar atypical presentations, and their carers.

All members of the team have specialist training in the management of problems relating to stroke, brain injury and neurological conditions.

Anyone over the age of 16 years with a stroke, acquired brain injury or neurological condition who needs specialist rehabilitation in the Trafford community. You must be registered with a Trafford GP and have a new neurological or stroke diagnosis or a significant change in your neurological condition which has failed to respond to previous self-management guidance.

Examples of conditions our patients may have are:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury (ABI)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal injury
  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • Brain tumours
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s

As well as rarer conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord.

For further advice regarding a referral to the team please contact our office number (0161 912 4141).

Where will I be seen?

You will be seen where is most suitable for you and your treatment. This could be:

  • A clinic — these are held in various places across Trafford
  • Virtual meetings, using AccuRx for confidentiality
  • A home visit, if you are housebound or the therapists need to work with you in your home to achieve your goals
  • In a group setting

How long will I be seen for?

The length of time you are seen by the service depends upon your goals and the progress you make towards these.

1. Referral via Single Point of Access (SPOA)

2. Triaged by clinician

3. Core assessment completed by clinician – individual needs determined

4. Specific input from professionals and meaningful individualised goal setting

5. Review of goals and either progression with ongoing rehabilitation or guidance regarding self-management programme and discharge

Contact information

Trafford Community Stroke & Neuro Rehabilitation Team (CSNRT)

2nd Floor
Waterside House
M33 7ZF

Phone: 0161 912 4141

Opening hours

We operate from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

As we are based in the community, if you need to get a message to one of our therapists please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.

Had an experience with CSNRT? Please let us know your thoughts here — Friends and Family Survey

We are proud to be working closely with the Greater Manchester Neurorehabilitation & Integrated Stroke Delivery Network to provide high quality stroke and community neurorehabilitation across Greater Manchester.


Support Websites

Motor Neurone Disease:

Brain Tumours:

Parkinson’s Disease:

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP):

Multiple Sclerosis (MS):

Spinal cord injuries:


Acquired Brain Injuries: &

Recover at Home Equipment:

Over the past year we have made some great achievement within the team, these include:

New Service Name

We are now known as Trafford Community Stroke & Neuro Rehabilitation Team (CSNRT). We’ve updated our team’s name to reflect the specialist rehabilitation that we can deliver to the community of Trafford. Our new service name includes ‘stroke’ as we are proud to deliver high quality rehabilitation to anyone who has suffered from a stroke as well as other neurological conditions. This was not as clear with our previous name.

Developing a New Service Model

Our new service model means that we are able to triage incoming referrals in a timelier manner, making the process run more efficiently. Our response time can now reflect the need of the referral taking into consideration the individual needs of the patient.

Expansion and New Leadership Structure

Over the past year we have been able to expand and recruit more senior practitioners into the team within different rehabilitation disciplines. This allows for a greater knowledge depth and clinical experience sharing. We are proud to provide all our staff with one to one and peer led supervision sessions on a regular basis to allow them to develop their clinical and non-clinical skills, developing into their specific roles and following their personal interests in conjunction with our service development plan.

Friends and Family Survey

Had an experience with CSNRT? Please let us know your thoughts here — Friends and Family Survey

Service Information

Specialist rehabilitation for patients aged 16+ or over with acquired brain injury including stroke or neurological conditions.

How to refer

You can be referred by your hospital, GP, health or social care professional. Due to service capacity and demands over busy periods you may have to wait to be seen by the specific therapists required for your personal rehabilitation.

Referrals via Trafford Single Point of Access (SPOA).

  • Tel: 0300 323 0303
  • Email:
  • Mail referrals via SPOA, Meadway Health Centre, Sale M33 4PS

General enquiries about referrals can be made to the team from professionals via 0161 912 4141.

Referral form

CSNRT Referral Form [Word doc approx. 26KB]


Information last reviewed: July 2023

Page last reviewed: July 2023
Next review due: September 2023