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Training course delivered by Trust neuropsychologists

17 May 2017

As part of BIRT's Forensic In-Reach Brain Injury Service, two of The Disabilities Trust's consultant clinical psychologists have developed and delivered a 5 day training course at a high secure hospital.

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Supporting people back to work through volunteering

16 May 2017

Featured in Brain Injury News, Dr Sue Copstick, Director of Clinical Services, introduces Duncan and Gary, who have made substantial progress in their rehabilitation through engaging in volunteering.

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Life after Louis: One Year On

15 May 2017

Find out the latest about the people who featured in the Louis Theroux documentary ‘A Different Brain’, one year after broadcast on BBC Two, including a special update from Louis himself.

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Louis Theroux: One year on

12 May 2017

A year on from the first airing of Louis Theroux: A Different Brain, Louis reflects on his time spent at the BIRT services involved and how he finally made a programme that touched on neurology and brain function.

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Happy Nurses Day 2017

12 May 2017

Nursing staff throughout the country are celebrating nurses day on Friday 12th May which is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. This day gives us a platform to shout about our good work.

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BIRT’s York House independent hospital rated as ‘Good’

09 May 2017

BIRT Centre York House in York has been judged to be ‘Good’ in its recent CQC report. The York House team were particularly pleased that the service was reported to demonstrate a very person-centred culture.

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Gala Ball success for Shinewater Court

09 May 2017

On Friday 5th of May, The Disabilities Trust’s physical disabilities service, Shinewater Court in Eastbourne, held their Gala Fundraising Ball at the York House Hotel on Eastbourne seafront.

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The changing face of brain injury - working with diversity

04 May 2017

Our person centred approach is key to supporting the diversity of people admitted to our services, with a notable increase in the number of those identifying as homosexual, bisexual, gender fluid or transgender.

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Vicky runs London Marathon and raises £2,200

28 April 2017

On Sunday 23rd April, Vicky Seymour ran the Virgin Money London Marathon, raising £2,200 for The Disabilities Trust. This was Vicky's first ever marathon and she ran it in an amazing 3hrs 58mins!

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Jeff Upton runs London Marathon for Fen House

28 April 2017

Former BIRT service user, Jeff Upton ran the London Marathon for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust centre, Fen House in Ely, Cambridgeshire. So far he's raised £1,700 for Fen House!

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