The Brain Injury Needs Indicator (BINI) is a free tool developed by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). The BINI has been designed to be used by social workers or other assessors during a social care assessment, for the purpose of finding out how well someone has recovered from their brain injury and to determine what social care support they might need.

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BINI webinar dates for 2017!

Our free BINI and brain injury training webinars cover the BINI's development and how it can help you help the people you support. The next webinar will be held on:

  • Wednesday 12th July, midday

Professionals who have registered for the BINI can sign up now to attend.

The BINI is included in new Practice Guidance for Social Workers, jointly produced by The Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) and The British Association of Social Workers (BASW). We presented the BINI at a series of BISWG workshops for social workers in early 2017.

Watch the above video for more information on the BINI

Professional applicants with a relevant background in, and understanding of, social care assessments can apply to access the BINI as free digital download, or contact us for paper copies. BIRT has information on brain injury for professionals.

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
  • neurorehabilitative care
  • advocacy
  • occupational therapy
  • other relevant fields

A wide range of brain injury resources and information for anyone with an interest in brain injury is available in our Brain Injury Library.

The BINI was developed by The Disabilities Trust’s Policy and Campaigns team with support from the Clinical team and was developed to be consistent with the Care Act 2014 in England. The BINI is named in the Care Act Guidance (point 6.43) as a tool that can be used as part of the assessment to help identify deficits of people with a suspected or diagnosed acquired brain injury.

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.

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