A man with brain injuries who took his own life did not receive proper support from health and social care services, a serious case review has found.
Forty-three-year-old Tom, who had sustained a brain injury in a car crash more than 20 years previously, was discovered dead at his Somerset home in June 2014. Since his accident he developed longstanding mobility, mental health and substance misuse problems. More recently he had been financially exploited.
Although Tom’s family requested help on numerous occasions the SCR notes that services consistently failed to take into account or assess his mental capacity, were not integrated and that no one took overall responsibility.
The full review can be found by following this link