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Acquired Brain Injury


Supported living, transition and outreach services for Acquired Brain Injury.

Once an individual has had their needs assessed by staff experienced in ABI, support and risk management plans are put in place and reviewed regularly. We work in partnership with Service Users to help achieve their goals and support their families. Individuals are encouraged to be constructively occupied in what is a challenging and dynamic process as they adjust to what is often a different lifestyle.

We use specialist strategies and guidelines to aid Service Users’ relearning, supporting the individual in all activities of daily living, including personal care, medication, menu planning, shopping, cooking, budgeting, leisure, vocational activities, work opportunities and social relationships. We encourage individuals to participate in meaningful activities, which enable their involvement in the wider community.

As a Service User becomes more self-reliant and gains further skills in a community ‘real-life’ setting, the number of support hours required will decrease – although the pace of the transition depends on the individual. Service Users can move on to supported living schemes that do not provide 24-hour support and, eventually, to their own flat or living with family, where they can be supported by our outreach services.

While this may not be the same as their life pre-injury, it will be meaningful for that person.

What support can our outreach support service offer to someone who has an Acquired Brain Injury?

Services that are inclusive and focused on the individual.

Continuity and consistency of approach based on a philosophy of personal rights, dignity, privacy, individuality, equality, choice and fulfilment.

Staff trained and experienced in supporting individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury

Implementation of support and risk management plans

Continue with previously established rehabilitation goals and coping strategies, or where required adjust and develop new specialist strategies and guidelines to aid relearning for individuals to achieve goals.

Support the individual in all activities of daily living including personal care, medication, menu planning, shopping, cooking, budgeting, leisure, working opportunities and social relationships.

Promotion of the highest possible degree of independence in the community while providing quality care and support with the aim to decreasing support hours.

Work with specialist staff such as occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and neuropsychology if required and we are also able to provide therapy input at a separate cost.

Please click here to view details of our services which specialise in ABI.

Information for GPs

For Acquired Brain Injuries information and resources for GPs, please follow the link to the Headway website:

https://www.headway.org.uk/gp.aspx

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