In the Trust
After a summer of huge political excitement and change, Parliament is now in recess until early September.
The Trust has welcomed a number of our constituency politicians to our centres recently. Each politician is also undertaking follow-up work locally for the Trust, for example writing letters to the NHS about funding or assisting with service user housing matters.
Louise Ellman MP visited our brain injury centre in Liverpool, Redford Court, and said she was “delighted” to be able to present a Prince’s Trust award to one of our residents. Louise Ellman MP is pictured (centre) with Director of BIRT Ann Buckler and Redford Court Service Manager Barry Price.
Our brain injury centre in Llanelli, Tŷ Aberdafen, welcomed new Welsh Assembly Member Lee Waters AM to join in their 25th birthday celebrations for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).
Fen House, our brain injury centre in Ely, hosted Lucy Frazer MP for a morning of chat with residents about their journey towards recovery.
We were pleased to congratulate Andrew Percy MP on his new ministerial role within the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Mr Percy, the new ‘Northern Powerhouse’ Minister, has been a frequent visitor over the years to his local brain injury centre, Goole Neurorehabilitation Centre (GNRC).
We look forward to further political interactions in the autumn.
In the news
The Trust is considering responding to the Communities and Local Government Committee’s inquiry into the financial sustainability of local authority adult social care in England.