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Is our ability to recognise emotions related to intelligence? Investigating emotion recognition abilities after brain injury

19 October 2021

Human beings are social creatures. For our ancestors, social interaction could have been a matter of life or death: the difference between the safety afforded from being part of a group and certain death for being alone in the wilderness. Whilst no longer such a grave affair today, social interaction is still important. We seek to connect with others and do this by navigating social groups with various social interaction “toolkits”.

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The Slow Road to change – using innovation, research and influencing to improve support for survivors with a brain injury’

18 October 2021

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our Director of Communications and the Foundation, Vivienne Francis has written a blog on the power of research, innovation and collaboration to provide new ways to improve support for those who have experienced domestic abuse.

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Eastfields extension opening event

23 September 2021

We celebrated the opening of our extension at Eastfields, our care home service in Glasgow. Eastfields opened in 2015 and is a registered Care Home for Adults delivering a health and social care model of support to individual with an acquired or traumatic brain injury.

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Eastfields extension opening event

23 September 2021

We celebrated the opening of our extension at Eastfields, our care home service in Glasgow. Eastfields opened in 2015 and is a registered Care Home for Adults delivering a health and social care model of support to individual with an acquired or traumatic brain injury.

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CEO, Irene Sobowale comments on the Governments plan for social care reform

08 September 2021

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday, we welcome this long awaited step to address the fragile social care system, with a commitment to increase funding and cap costs, however, there remain some critical challenges which all of yesterday’s noise will do nothing to address. Our CEO, Irene Sobowale, urges the Government to also tackle the immediate broader challenges faced by the sector.

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Exploring the use of virtual learning environments in brain injury rehabilitation

07 September 2021

At The Disabilities Trust, we are always on the lookout for innovations that we can use in our work. Sometimes this involves stepping out of the ‘clinic and into the lab to work with researchers and develop these innovations.

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The Disabilities Trust bucks the national trend for gender pay gap

16 August 2021

The Disabilities Trust has maintained its minimal gender pay gap for the year ending April 2020 – with a gap far lower than the national average.

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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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Director of Comms and Foundation, Vivienne Francis, reflects on the start of new #ThroughOUReyes campaign wave

09 August 2021

As we kick off the next wave of our #ThroughOUReyes campaign our Director of Communication and the Foundation, Vivienne Francis, reflects on the strength of connection and creativity to promote real change.

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NEW Service Now Open – Birmingham

27 July 2021

We are delighted to confirm the opening of our new supported living service in Birmingham. The four person service provides a pathway from our local residential rehabilitation services, enabling individuals to retain the gains made during rehabilitation and to continue to develop their independence, managing their own tenancy within the community. Lynsey Robertson, Director tells us more.

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