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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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A good night's sleep is not just about beauty: Sleep, the brain and brain injury

06 July 2021

Having a nap on a hot summer day can feel quite refreshing and is likely to be good for our health. As we go into “official” summertime, we look at what research has found about sleep after brain injury.

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Sailing 600 miles for the Trust

02 July 2021

Kevin Fitzpatrick, the Trust’s Head of Estates and Property, is currently training for the iconic Rolex Fastnet yacht race to raise money for The Disabilities Trust. Can you sponsor him as he embarks on his challenge?

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Plans revealed for brand new brain injury hospital in York

28 June 2021

We’re pleased to announce that plans are now in development for the Trust’s new brain injury hospital, which will replace York House, with the building to be situated at the site of the former Terry’s chocolate factory: The Chocolate Works.

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NOW OPEN Eastfields service, Glasgow doubles occupancy, with a new extension to support an additional 12 people with brain injuries

24 June 2021

Eastfields service has doubled its occupancy, with a new extension to support an additional 12 people with brain injuries. The service will now be able to offer three separate bungalows providing 24 beds.

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Dr Catriona McIntosh, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist tells us about her role working at Daniel Yorath House

22 June 2021

Dr Catriona McIntosh has returned to work for the Trust as a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at Daniel Yorath House, our specialist neurobehavioural centre with transitional living options delivering assessment and rehabilitation in Leeds. Catriona tells us more about herself, her role and what it means to her to work for the Trust.

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Lindsey Tate celebrates 25 years working for the Trust

21 June 2021

Congratulations to Lindsey, our Service Manager at Jane Percy House as she celebrates 25 years of service. Lindsey tells us more.

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#AskhowIam ‘How are you?’ – We are listening

18 June 2021

How are you?’ seems such a simple every day question but how often do we ask it and actually wait to listen for a meaningful answer. This week I attended the really insightful launch of the @NationalVoices and @CentreforMentalHealth report #AskhowIam. The report and campaign has one clear request to ensure that all those who work in health and social care consistently and meaningfully ask those they work with how they are, to understand their emotional wellbeing.

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Delving into positive growth after brain injury

10 June 2021

In the quest to understand and treat acquired brain injury (ABI), research has often focused on impairments, deficits and loss. However, a number of studies have found positive psychological outcomes following brain injury.

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Raising awareness of the link between brain injury and domestic abuse

27 May 2021

To mark our #ThroughOUReyes campaign and raise awareness of the link between brain injury and domestic abuse, SafeLives’ Head of Public Affairs, Jess Asato, has written the following blog piece on the importance of recognising the possible causes and symptoms of brain injury.

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