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Seeing the trees and the forest: The value of outcomes repositories

18 January 2022

Recording clinical data on a general database is not always the top priority in a busy practitioner’s long to-do list, with many unsurprisingly citing practical reasons as barriers to recording outcomes in this way [1]. The other side of the coin, though, is that much can be learned by analysing pooled outcome data.

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My work as a community support worker at the Trust, by Emma Webster

17 January 2022

At the Trust, the services we provide aim to help people live as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and participate in the wider community. This couldn’t be done without our incredible staff, including those who work on the front line with the people we support.

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Looking back and looking forward: our research year in review

21 December 2021

Lockdowns don’t make research easier, and 2021 welcomed us with one. We used the opportunity to reflect and review our priorities and processes, with the aim of increasing focus and engagement in research and improving how we share our learnings more broadly. In early 2021 we implemented our renewed Research Framework, and we’ve been busy with this ever since.

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Our Director of Governance and Quality Assurance, Victoria, shares the importance of lived experience for the development of the ABI Strategy

09 December 2021

As the year draws to a close and we continue to celebrate the Governments announcement of an Acquired Brain Injury strategy, our Director of Governance and Quality Assurance, Victoria, shared the importance of lived experience involvement in the development of the strategy.

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Our Director of Comms and the Foundation comments on the Government's announcement to draft an ABI strategy

03 December 2021

Following the exciting announcement on Thursday 2nd December that the Government will commit to drafting a strategy on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to meet the needs of those with a brain injury in the UK, our Director of Communications and the Foundation talks about what this means to us.

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The Disabilities Trust's Clinical Director, Rudi, shares why he backs the ABI Bill

01 December 2021

With two days before Chris Bryant MP’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Private Members’ Bill is read in the House of Commons, our Clinical Director, Dr Rudi Coetzer has shared why he supports the ABI Bill.

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The Trust's Invisible Me film wins gold at Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards

26 November 2021

The Disabilities Trust’s Invisible Me film has won not one, but two Gold Dolphin Trophies at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards.

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Our Director of Brain Injury Operations, Keeley, shares why she backs the Acquired Brain Injury Bill

24 November 2021

As The Disabilities Trust continues to back Chris Bryant MP’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Private Members’ Bill, our Director of Brain Injury Operations, Keeley Mitchell, has shared why she backs the Bill.

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My work as an Occupational Therapist at the Trust, by Paul Richardson

19 November 2021

At the Trust, the rehabilitation services that we provide aim to help people live as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and participate in the wider community.

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What are the survivor and family experiences after a brain injury?

16 November 2021

After a brain injury, a person is likely to experience a variety of changes in many different areas of their life. These changes may not just affect the person with brain injury, but also the people closest to them.

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