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BINI (Brain Injury Needs Indicator)

The BINI (Brain Injury Needs Indicator) is a free tool developed by Brainkind to assess post-brain injury recovery.

Brain Injury Needs Indicator – BINI

Brain Injury Needs Indicator – BINI

The Brain Injury Needs Indicator – BINI –  has been designed by Brainkind to be used by social workers or other practitioners during a social care assessment to determine how well someone has recovered from their brain injury and what social care support they might need.

The BINI is referenced in the Care Act Guidance (point 6.43) as a tool that can be used as part of the assessment to help identify deficits in people with a suspected or diagnosed brain injury.

Who can use the BINI?

Professionals with a relevant background in social care assessments can apply to access the BINI as a free digital download. Primarily aimed at people employed by a local authority or within the NHS, you can also apply to access the BINI if you are employed in:

  • Case management
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Advocacy
  • Allied health

The BINI is included in Practice Guidance for Social Workers, a guide jointly produced by The Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) and The British Association of Social Workers (BASW).


Used BINI before?

We encourage you to share your experience of the tool here.

We are grateful to the late Gary John Winters for a very generous bequest which has contributed substantially to the cost of producing the Brain Injury Needs Indicator. If you have any further questions, please email us at

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