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Brainkind announced as finalists in the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards

Brain injury and homelessness

We are delighted to have been announced as finalists in the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards, hosted by Care Management Matters.

  • Brain Injury Linkworker Service announced as a finalist in the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards
  • Finalists in Development and Innovation Category
  • Recognition of this important pioneering service in prisons

Our Brain Injury Linkworker service engages with people in prison many of whom have disengaged from support available to them.

Psychoeducation and brain injury awareness training enables people in prison to understand the impact of their brain injury and makes it easier for them to self-manage their health.

We are proud of the work we have carried out for several years in Wales, focusing on the difference we can make in the Criminal Justice System.

We have developed the Brain Injury Linkworker Service over the last decade. It identifies people with a history indicative of brain injury using the Brain Injury Screening Index (BISI) together with a range of standardised screening tools to develop a holistic understanding of the person in prison.

Elizabeth Wilce, Project Manager of the Brain Injury Link Worker Team said:

I am so delighted that we are a finalist in the Development and Innovation Category. We pulled it together right at the last minute – great team work. I think this is a great way for more people to find out about the amazing work our Brain Injury Link Workers do in prisons. It comes at just the right time as we are expanding this service and so we need more staff in this area.

Elorm Boglo, Brain Injury Link Worker said:

We are so pleased that our work in prisons with people with an acquired brain injury is being recognised in these awards. I think we make a big difference to people’s lives and until now it has been under the radar.

Notes to Editors

More details about our Brain Injury Link workers

About the Awards

Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards, hosted by Care Management Matters.

About Brainkind

Brainkind (formerly The Disabilities Trust) is the UK’s leading charity helping people thrive after a brain injury.

We provide innovative rehabilitation and ongoing support to ensure life after brain injury and with other neurological conditions can be a life well lived.

With over 40 years’ experience and expertise in brain injury and neurorehabilitation, we understand how a brain injury can challenge every aspect of life. At Brainkind, we are committed to providing personalised, compassionate treatment and care. Led by a team of clinical experts, our services include physical and cognitive rehabilitation, occupational therapy as well as educational and emotional support designed to empower an individual as well as their families.

Our services provide a range of treatment, support, and care for people with brain injuries and other neurological conditions. We support people with immediate rehabilitation following hospital treatment, helping them regain lost skills or to find new ways of compensating for lost abilities, as well as providing long term care.

With experts including physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and more, our teams provide the care and treatment you need, helping the people we support to live more independently or to meet your goals, whatever they might be.

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