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BIRT advises on Hollyoaks storyline

06 April 2018

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) has been approached by Channel 4's popular soap Hollyoaks to advise on its current brain injury storyline.

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Cabinet office visits Jane Percy House

05 April 2018

Representatives from the Cabinet Office recently visited Jane Percy House to see how Community Payback had benefitted the service. They were shown how the garden had been improved.

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Catherine and Amanda knit their way to Easter

04 April 2018

Catherine Portman and Amanda Haynes from The Disabilities Trust knitted themed ‘hats’ for Cadbury Creme Eggs this Easter to fundraise for our ConnectAbility appeal, raising over £300!

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Lynn's win as employee of the month

30 March 2018

Congratulations to Lynn Hale who won the Employee of the month award at Jane Percy House, in Cramlington. Lynn won because of her bright and cheerful attitude and dedication to the service users.

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Redford Court celebrates 20th anniversary

29 March 2018

This week BIRT's Redford Court is celebrating 20 years of service. Celebrations have included an afternoon tea with service users, family and friends.

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Sam puts pen to paper

28 March 2018

Sam, a service user at Graham Anderson House, has started writing poetry and recently performed to audiences at a pub in Glasgow.

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The Huw Thatcher Trust publishes latest report

27 March 2018

The Huw Thatcher Trust has just published the 2016 / 17 report. Since 2011 it has raised over £114,000 for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust which has helped purchase IT, physio and therapy equipment.

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Ferenc’s passion for glass-blowing

22 March 2018

As part of World Autism Awareness Week 26 March – 2 April, The Disabilities Trust wants to celebrate Ferenc’s considerable artistic talents. Ferenc is a service user at The Maples in Reading.

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Taking steps towards an autism-friendly workplace

20 March 2018

A team of people at EDF Energy in Crawley attended a presentation by Danielle Prendergast of The Disabilities Trust, about the types of adaptations they can make in their workplace to enable an employee with autism to work in an office successfully.

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Mother's Day cards with a difference

15 March 2018

The service users at Eastbourne's Shinewater Court are a creative bunch and were busy making Mother's Day cards with the help of volunteers from Tesco in the Langney Shopping Centre.

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