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Home / For professionals / Brain Injury Needs Indicator – BINI
The BINI (Brain Injury Needs Indicator) is a free tool developed by Brainkind to assess post-brain injury recovery.
The 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.
Please note that the BINI is designed for professionals working with people with brain injury, and therefore we ask that applicants use a professional email address to register.
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:
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).
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 email@example.com
People with brain injuries and other neurological conditions have unique needs. To help as many people as possible, we have a network neurological centres, assessment and rehab services, and community support services across the UK.