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“Jane Percy House offers him everything (and more) that he would get at home with us”

03 November 2020

“The affection, companionship and care he has received there has been outstanding. I can understand Leigh’s wish for independence and as far as we are concerned, Jane Percy House offers him everything (and more) that he would get at home with us.” As part of our 40th anniversary series of stories, here, Jenny, Leigh’s mother shares her thoughts on her sons journey and life at Jane Percy House.

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We are excited to announce that extensive refurbishment work has begun at Daniel Yorath House in Leeds

02 November 2020

Extensive refurbishment work has begun at Daniel Yorath House in Leeds, which was, when it first opened in 1992 one of the first assessment and rehabilitation centres for brain injury in the UK. This work will ensure the kitchen and bedrooms are more easily accessible for the people who live there.

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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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Assessing Memory and Attention in Clinical Neuropsychology with the BMIPB-II

27 October 2020

Free webinar Wednesday 18th November 10.00 – 11.30am We are pleased to announce our webinar “Assessing memory and attention in clinical neuropsychology with the BMIPB-II”. The BIRT Memory and Information Processing Battery (BMIPB) is a collection of tests used by Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists to measure the effects of damage to the brain on memory and other cognitive abilities.

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"Graham Anderson House was one of the best things to happen to me"

26 October 2020

Matt, 59, from Glasgow had began drinking heavily after his mum's death in 2007. One night, Matt fell and hit his head while drinking and suffered a brain injury. Staff at our brain injury rehabilitation centre in Glasgow supported him to heal and turn his life around. "After I lost my mum, I started drinking. I used to get up in the morning and buy cider and go to my brother's house to drink. I would fall asleep on his couch and then wake up the next day and do the same."

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The Disabilities Trust submits evidence to Health and Social Care inquiry on burnout and resilience for the social care workforce

21 October 2020

Naomi Carey, Director of People and Organisation Development for The Disabilities Trust, says: "Since March I have been even prouder of the resilience, commitment and determination of our staff at The Disabilities Trust in the face of coronavirus and the challenges it has bought .... However we continue to be frustrated by the lack of funding to ensure meaningful recognition and appropriate reward for those who work in social care."

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NEW Service Coming Soon - Colston Road, near Glasgow

19 October 2020

“We are delighted to announce the opening of Colson Road, near Glasgow in November. This new Supported Living service will run alongside our other two specialist services in Scotland Graham Anderson House Hospital and Eastfields. This service will support individuals who have an acquired brain injury and are able to live in the community with person centred support"

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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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"Victoria House has given me my life back and a will to live"

06 October 2020

In 2013, practice nurse Lynda, 59, from Wales, had a haematoma and haemorrhage. Her husband Gareth became her full-time carer. After he died in 2017, Lynda moved to our residential centre in Hull to be closer to her brother. She was supported to grieve and move forward with her life. As part of our 40th anniversary series of stories, here, Lynda shares her story.

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The virtual London Marathon

The virtual London Marathon, The 40th Race your way … Our Runners Stories and Achievements for The Disabilities Trust

02 October 2020

This weekend will see 45,000 runners taking part in the virtual London Marathon, running their own route wherever they may be based. Bob and Blake are taking part to raise money for the Disabilities Trust.

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