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.