The Guide to Living has been highly commended by the British Medical Association for meeting the needs of patients through the production and dissemination of accessible, well designed and clinically balanced information.

The BIRT Guide to Living - for adults with brain injury is a comprehensive and easy to use publication for people with brain injury, their families, carers and professionals working with them. Chapters include:

  • Brain injury causes and effects
  • Family life
  • Communication
  • Technology for brain injury
  • Leisure
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Personal relationships and sex
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Money and capacity
  • Legal advice and welfare benefits

The format is so important to provide ease of reading and not to present as a daunting task. Overall the literature is very helpful and provides practical information."

Gillian, Grimsby

The BIRT Guide to Living is the first comprehensive guide of its kind. Written by BIRT’s clinicians, therapists and experts in brain injury, BIRT's Guide is designed to offer support, practical advice and helpful information to those living with - or affected by - brain injury, and a copy will be given to all our service users and their families. Our hope is that, through our extensive networks, we can get the Guide into the hands of people with brain injury and their families, and that it will become a trusted source of information to them and professionals supporting them.

Front cover to the BIRT Guide to Living

How to claim your Guide to Living

Copies are available from BIRT services and at events where we are exhibiting. You can also send an A4 padded self-addressed envelope with postage to the value of £2.50 to: Guide to Living Requests: c/o Hayley Briddon, The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, 3 Westgate Court, Silkwood Park, Wakefield, WF5 9TJ. Please note this offer is only available for postage within the United Kingdom.

As someone who has worked with people who have had a brain injury, I have found the guide to be extremely informative."

Nikki, Glasgow

Thank you very much indeed for sending me this book, which arrived today. My dear wife and I will read this, and I will try to learn and understand. She is suffering much more than me, even although it’s me who has the brain injury. I have two appointments, one with a consultant neurologist, and another with a neuropsychologist. I will take your book to both appointments and show them.“ Stephen, Gloucester

This publication has been made possible through a generous bequest from the late Gary John Winters.

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