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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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Our CEO, Irene Sobowale alongside Chris Bryant MP delivers letter to Downing Street

15 November 2021

The Disabilities Trust’s CEO, Irene Sobowale, is accompanying MPs and other Acquired Brain Injury charities in a visit to Downing Street to deliver a letter urging the Prime Minister to back Chris Bryant MP’s Acquired Brain Injury Private Members’ Bill.

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The Disabilities Trust's CEO, Irene Sobowale, backs the Acquired Brain Injury Bill

12 November 2021

The Disabilities Trust’s CEO, Irene Sobowale is proud to support the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Bill, proposed by Chris Bryant MP which would require Government to consult on, publish and review an ABI strategy to meet the needs of all those with an ABI in the UK.

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The Disabilities Trust launches new Brain Injury Awareness Training for all prison healthcare staff

11 November 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Ask, Understand and Adapt Brain Injury Awareness Training, which will be rolled out to all healthcare staff within prisons and probation services in England from today.

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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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