The Disabilities Trust, a leading national charity, in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London, announced the results of the first study of its kind into brain injury in female offenders. The results of the study in which 64% of female offenders reported a history indicative of a brain injury, demonstrates the need for brain injury screening as a routine part of the assessment on entry to the probation services or prison, and for a support pathway that is delivered by Linkworkers.
The National ABI Education and Learning Syndicate (NABLES) held its second meeting with the Department for Education on 30th January 2019 to discuss how we can work with the DfE to raise awareness and recognition of Acquired Brain Injury in schools. The DfE suggested a range of communication channels for information and presentation which NABLES will follow up over the coming months.
Communication is key. This was the conclusion of a meeting held on Friday, 1st February at Southborough Group Scout hut for the West Kent Different Strokes local peer support group. The group was joined by MP Greg Clark who listened intently to the survivors and supporters who spoke about their first-hand experiences of Stroke Service provision and rehabilitation support at home. Guest speaker, Kevin Humphries from tmactive, Angel Centre, Tonbridge explained how to access adapted equipment or classes to maintain health after a medical emergency.