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Irene Sobowale’s reaction to statistic that almost 400,000 people left their jobs in social care

Figures released today to the year end March 2023

We are shocked but not surprised by the statistic that almost 400,000 people left their jobs in social care in the year to March 2023.

Brainkind wants to pay our staff as much as we possibly can. We support the campaign to equalise rates of pay and career progression between support workers in the care sector with those of the health care assistants in the NHS.  We can only achieve this if we receive the appropriate level of funding from our commissioners.

As a sector, we need to do more to make sure we can recruit and retain the right people.  If we don’t do this,  it is people with an acquired brain injury who will miss out on vital support.

Irene Sobowale, CEO Brainkind

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Notes to Editors

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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