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Acquired brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) adversely affects the freedom, choices and independence of an estimated 500,000 young people and adults living in the UK today. Over a million people have acquired a brain injury as a result of a stroke, viral/bacterial meningitis or hypoxic/anoxic event (oxygen deprivation).

The affects of such injuries are wide ranging and unique to those affected, encompassing some, or all, of the following:

  • Behavioural and personality-affecting difficulties; including anxiety, depression, self-control/impulsivity issues and sudden (often inexplicable) mood swings
  • Cognitive difficulties affecting memory, attention/concentration, rationalisation, learning
  • Physical impairments like loss of co-ordination, muscle control, paralysis, epilepsy, sensory impairment, fatigue

The lives of those close to the sufferer can also be significantly affected by their injury. Family and friends have to make major adjustments and sacrifices whilst simultaneously trying to deal with the often-drastic changes in those they care for. The transition from inpatient care, post-injury, to life at home and within the community is especially stressful for everyone involved.

Our aim is one of support, providing person-centred solutions to meet with the diverse and challenging requirements, aspirations and goals of those affected by a brain injury. Recognising and respecting the things that make everyone unique, our services are designed to create stable, supporting environments, which serve as the foundations for the journey towards independent living, empowering and assisting those affected, as well as those around them.

Acquired brain injury – Case study

Gary’s path to recovery

Names have been changed to protect identities.

Our acquired brain injury team got involved with Gary when he was 16. His solicitor approached us to carry out an independent assessment and we were appointed to provide ongoing care and rehabilitation for him.

Gary sustained a severe head injury in a car accident when he was an infant. After spending time at hospital he was placed with foster carers, but was later reunited with his family.

Gary displayed some physical impairments and had a range of behavioural and cognitive difficulties limiting his independence. We carried out a comprehensive functional needs assessment, and with Gary’s involvement developed a care and case management plan. Our focus was to ensure Gary’s needs, aims and rights were central to this plan and his pathway to independence.

We have been working with Gary for five years. Our team of support workers, an Occupational Therapist and Case Manager work closely with Gary, his family and other professionals to implement this plan on a day-to-day basis. We regularly review this plan to ensure it is updated as Gary’s needs and circumstances change.

He worked closely with us to manage his daily activities and overcome his challenges. Gary’s confidence and social interaction have improved. He has gained this through vocational placements, music lessons, travelling, attending concerts and nights out.

Gary is a charismatic young man and with some support enjoys a rich and enjoyable social life, with a passion for music. We’re helping him find his own place to live in – the next step in his journey to an independent and fulfilling life.


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  • We promote independent living and care that respects young people’s rights, choice, privacy and dignity. Our philosophy is to place the needs of our young people at the centre of the service we provide.

  • For over 20 years Branas Isaf have been delivering an outstanding integrated model of education, therapy and therapeutic care to young people who present with a specific range of complex interpersonal behavioural issues.

  • We have provided training, coaching and consulting since 1994. We specialise in health and social care, both with adults and children and have grown to become a significant quality provider of apprenticeships.

  • Franklin domiciliary support helps young people and adults with complex mental health problems or neurological conditions, to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

  • FSG (Fostering Support Group) have been placing children and young people together with foster carers for over 20 years – in fact, we were one of the first agencies to offer foster placements to Local Authorities.

  • Greenfields work with young people displaying extreme emotional and behavioural difficulties, achieving an impressive record of positive outcomes and working safely with individuals aged between 10 to 18.

  • I&A Services offer placements for young people from across the UK who require an immediate assessment of needs alongside a recommended transition plan.

  • Inspire provide residential care, short breaks and outreach for children and young people with learning or physical disabilities, complex health needs, autism spectrum disorder and challenging behaviours.

  • A bespoke transition service created to support individuals living a valued lifestyle within the community. Our supported living and domiciliary care programmes help young people all over the country to live more independently in their own home.

  • We have years of experience helping people rehabilitate after a brain injury and provide a range of services designed to meet different and changing needs.

  • One Step at a Time is dedicated to providing the highest quality outreach and semi-independent accommodation and supported living services for children, young people and vulnerable adults with a range of needs.

  • Outlook Fostering Services is an leading fostering agency that provides reliable, cost-effective, children and young people centred fostering solutions to more than 30 Local Authorities across London and the Home Counties.

  • Park Foster Care provides the highest quality of care for children and young people who are unable to live with their family for a variety of reasons.

  • Phoenix Therapy and Care provides bespoke specialist care at home for children and adults across Scotland with complex, but stable, care needs, enabling and supporting their clients to get the most out of every day.

  • The supported living and domiciliary care programme from Prestwood helps people all over the country to live more independent and happy lives. With the confidence to discover new skills and interests, support is never far away when it’s needed.

  • We offer education, residential and domiciliary care for children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders, physical disabilities and complex needs.

  • We provide education, residential care, autism services, community support and post 16 programmes for children and young people. We also provide housing services for local authorities across the UK.

  • St Michael’s offers community based supported living and outreach services for young people and adults with mental health issues, learning difficulties, acquired brain injury, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

  • We offer specialist short- and long-term respite, shared care and palliative care foster placements for children and young people with learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, hearing and visual impairments, and children with physical disabilities, genetic disorders and life-limiting conditions.

  • Uplands caters for people aged between 18-65 who may be informal guests or detained under the Mental Health Act. A majority of the residents at Uplands are people who have been living with serious mental illness most of, if not all of their life. With an experienced and qualified staff team, we work towards independence, community living and mental health recovery.