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Supporting best practice in brain injury support

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We are proud to sponsor for the second year running, Brake, the road safety charity’s brain injury seminar aimed at sharing best practice on supporting people with traumatic brain injuries. 

The annual event which takes place today in Manchester entitled: ‘Providing effective support following brain injury’ explores the impact of traumatic brain injury on those hurt in serious road traffic accidents. 

Aimed at case managers, support workers, clinicians and practitioners working with people affected by brain injury, the seminar provides an excellent opportunity to increase knowledge, share best practice, network and boost professional development. 

The seminar is being led by medical and psychological experts, legal professionals and brain injury charities, who have all come together to provide an overview of the ‘bigger picture’ when it comes to treating traumatic brain injuries. 

The informative day will be based around a real-life case study, providing delegates with the opportunity for practical discussion with a range of experts and leaders in their field. 

Jack Kushner, victim support events and marketing officer at Brake, said: “Providing important professional development opportunities is something Brake is very proud of and by structuring this event around a case study, attendees will gain an excellent, practical understanding of the impact of a brain injury. We are incredibly grateful to the kind support of Novum Law, without their funding this seminar would not be possible.”

Topics covered at the seminar include:

  • The impact of a traumatic brain injury on survivors
  • The support available for families in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury
  • Rehabilitation and the transition to independent living
  • Legal support and an introduction to Deputyships
  • Transition from childhood to adulthood for those with a brain injury
  • The organisations and agencies that are able to support professionals and individuals affected by traumatic brain injury

A Brake volunteer will also be on hand to talk about best practice and outline their experiences of support - both positive and negative - following brain injury. 

Kim Chamberlain, Partner at Novum Law, said: “Through my years of experience supporting families impacted by traumatic brain injury, I’m fully aware of how important it is for professionals to be able to work together, to ensure that the best possible support is provided. We understand how essential it is to take a multi-disciplinary approach when helping those affected by brain injury. The aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can be very upsetting and challenging for families and it’s crucial that they are fully supported. We are delighted to ensure the seminar can go ahead and benefit as many professionals as possible.”  

To find out more information about Brake, visit: www.brake.org.uk

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