The 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. 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 of people with a suspected or diagnosed brain injury.

Learn more about the BINI by watching our short video.

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Register for the BINI or sign in to your account

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.

Professional applicants with a relevant background in, and understanding of, social care assessments can apply to access the BINI as 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
  • neurorehabilitative care
  • advocacy
  • occupational therapy

service user smiling in the recreation room at Osman House

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).

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

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.