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HMPPS Wales Lead Psychologist, Mark Crane comments on brain injury in the justice system

11 August 2021

HMPPS Wales' Lead Psychologist, Mark Crane comments on brain injury in Wales

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CEO, Irene Sobowale, comments on Health and Care

14 July 2021

Today, as the Government’s Health and Care Bill, which proposes working together and supporting integration receives its second reading in the House of Commons, The Disabilities Trust’s CEO, Irene Sobowale reflects on the proposed Bill.

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The Disabilities Trust welcomes revision of Domestic Violence Protection Notices

29 January 2021

New statutory guidance will recognise that survivors of domestic abuse may have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI) for the first time - following campaigning from the Disabilities Trust.

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The Disabilities Trust submits evidence to support neurodiversity in the criminal justice system

15 January 2021

Today, The Disabilities Trust submits evidence on the need to support neurodiversity in the criminal justice system and our extensive experience in meeting the needs of offenders with a brain injury. The call for evidence was included in the Lord Chancellor’s Sentencing White Paper to further understand the prevalence and the quality of supportive provision available to neuro-divergent individuals in the criminal justice system.

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The Disabilities Trust comments on the decision to use concussion substitutes in football

16 December 2020

The Disabilities Trust comments on today’s decision by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), confirming the use of extensive trials of concussion substitutes in Football to ensure that all head injuries are properly assessed off the field of play.

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Jocelyn Gaynor, Head of Foundation, comments on the issue of brain injuries in contact sport

09 December 2020

Head of Foundation, Jocelyn Gaynor comments on Rugby Football Union's concussion lawsuit.

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Supporting vulnerable people with brain injuries through our Foundation

17 November 2020

To mark our 40th anniversary, Head of Foundation, Jocelyn Gaynor, shares highlights of The Disabilities Trust Foundation's work. This includes everything from guaranteeing screening for all prisoners with brain injuries caused by domestic violence, to a large-scale study of traumatic brain injury in homeless people in Leeds.

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Kerwin Court Webinar - Reviewing the neurobehavioural approach to rehabilitation

30 October 2020

Kerwin Court presents Reviewing the neurobehavioural approach to rehabilitation... "If at first you don’t succeed…”: Why neurobehavioural approaches can help with brain injury rehabilitation when neurorehabilitation can’t.

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The Trust helps to secure brain injury screening for those who have experienced domestic abuse

12 October 2020

The Disabilities Trust is pleased to share that following a meeting with Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Safeguarding, all prisoners in England will be screened for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) sustained through domestic abuse from April 2021.

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The Disabilities Trust launches the updated BIRT Memory and Information Processing Battery

21 August 2020

We are proud that earlier this year we launched the updated version of the BIRT Memory and Information Processing Battery, a series of tests which can be used to understand how good someone’s memory is.

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