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Manchester Marathon runner raises over £700 for Huw Thatcher Trust

11 April 2016

Euan Casey completed the Manchester marathon on the 10th April raising over £700 for the Huw Thatcher Trust. He finished it in an impressive 3 hours and 55 minutes despite a late injury!

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Daniel Yorath House to host free seminar for professionals

08 April 2016

In November 2016, BIRT's Graham Anderson House in Glasgow will host a Neurobehavioural Skills Training workshop for Occupational Therapists working in the field of acquired brain injury.

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Smartphone apps help people with memory difficulties live more independently

08 April 2016

Graham Anderson House is investigating the use of Smartphone reminders for people with acquired brain injury who often experience difficulty with memory. The assistive technology can really help.

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Policy & Campaigns Update 31st March 2016

31 March 2016

It was estimated that the proposed cuts to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) would have resulted in 200,000 working age disabled people losing an average of £3,000 each year.

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The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust publish annual Outcome Report

24 March 2016

This month The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) published their annual Outcome Report. We are one of the few neurorehabilitation providers in the UK to publish an annual report detailing statistics about their services

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Just the ticket for Community Services at the salon

23 March 2016

Community Service’s Myland House has been named as a benefactor of a local Easter raffle. Tina Barber, from The Cutting Room hairdressers, will give the community house a share of the money raised.

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The Woodmill to host free seminar for professionals

21 March 2016

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Turst (BIRT) service The Woodmill is presenting a free educational seminar Social rehabilitation - what is its worth? on Tuesday 24th May. The event is aimed at health and social care professionals working in the field of brain injury.

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The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust featured in Louis Theroux documentary

21 March 2016

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is delighted to have been involved in a new Louis Theroux documentary for the BBC about brain injury which is set to show how individuals and their families come to terms with this life-changing condition.

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The Disabilities Trust's concern about proposed benefits changes

18 March 2016

This week the Government announced changes to disability benefits which are set to have a significant impact on the lives of disabled people. Learn what our CEO Irene Sobowale has to say on the matter...

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ConnectAbility appeal gets the right signal

17 March 2016

The Disabilities Trust is delighted to announce that Vodafone have donated £1000 to the ConnectAbility appeal, which will be used to buy assisted technology equipment for service users at Ernest Kleinwort Court.

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