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Birmingham based brain injury services host free seminar

04 April 2017

1101 Bristol Road and West Heath House will jointly host 'Finding neuro: exploring hidden disability’ on Friday 14th July, aimed at health and social care professionals working in the field of brain injury.

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Traumatic brain injury is a major threat to older people

03 April 2017

Results from a study by The United Kingdon Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) about TBI's in older people reflect patterns seen across BIRT services, including age of admission and cause of injury.

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Former crew member Stephen's return visit to local RNLI

03 April 2017

Former RNLI crew member and current service user at Shinewater Court, Stephen, had a wonderful day visiting the crew at Eastbourne RNLI station, following his involvement in our #SeeMeNotDisability campaign.

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World Autism Awareness Week school assembly

31 March 2017

The Disabilities Trust’s Heathermount School in Ascot has been raising autism awareness by organising a school assembly at St Francis Primary School in South Ascot.

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Staff learn Makaton for World Autism Awareness Week

30 March 2017

Cathy Menzies from Ernest Kleinwort Court, delivered a Makaton communications session to staff members from the Trust’s central office in Burgess Hill for World Autism Awareness Week.

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Speech and Language Therapy in Hollyrood

27 March 2017

As part of World Autism Awareness Week, we are highlighting the invaluable provisions the speech and language team at Hollyrood in Lindfield offer for service users and support workers.

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A new sensory room for Tŷ Aberdafen

23 March 2017

A new sensory room for people needing more stimulation in the course of their rehabilitation has been created at BIRT centre, Tŷ Aberdafen, in Llanelli, using money raised from the Eyes Alight appeal.

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Sun shines for MP visit to brain injury centre

21 March 2017

Member of Parliament for Horsham, Jeremy Quin MP, recently visited Kerwin Court, the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre in Slinfold, West Sussex.

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West Heath House features on Channel 4 News

14 March 2017

Channel 4 News recently visited our brain injury service, West Heath House. They interviewed Lisa, mother of one of our service users, about her daughter's diagnosis and rehabilitation.

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Policy and Campaigns update March 2017

10 March 2017

An overview of The Disabilities Trust’s recent policy and campaigns work, covering our activities in February and a round-up of news and research from across the health and social care sector.

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