The objectives of the Acquired Brain Injury Trust are to support the re-education, rehabilitation and improvement of quality of life of people in Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucester and Herefordshire who have suffered an acquired brain injury due to accident, stroke or otherwise, and as a result have experienced loss of communication, cognitive and/or motor skills as well as personal confidence.
The Effects of Brain Injury
The effects of brain injury may be devastating, affecting not only the injured person, but also family, friends and work colleagues. At any one time about 1,000,000 people in the UK are living with the results of a head injury. The problems that arise do not always depend on the severity of the injury. People with an apparently minor injury may experience difficulties with memory, concentration, communication, problem solving, mood and personality changes, as well as fatigue and intolerance to their environment. People with more severe injuries may, in addition, experience complex physical and sensory difficulties. Stroke can have similar effects - about 100,000 people each year will experience their first stroke, of whom 10,000 are under the age of 55.
“Something I don’t remember has done
Something I can’t see and made me
Someone I don’t know”
Annual Report 2017
The Annual Trustees Report for the year ended 31 March 2017 is now available for download. If you would like a copy please right click on the link below and select 'Save As' to save a copy to your computer. If you would like to read, but not save, a copy then please simply click on the link. ABIT Trustee Annual Report 2017 [...]
Autumn Term Bursary Applications 2017
The Autumn Term Bursary Applications for the ABI Students were approved for the September - December Term at a cost of £4,992.00 to the Trust and are as follows: Sport = 3 Brain Gym = 10 Art-Drawing & Mixed Media = 6 Cooking for Pleasure = 2 IT = 1 Not So Trivial Pursuits = 2 Gardening = 2 [...]
Help Us Receive A Grant Of Up To £25,000 – We Need Your Vote!
The Acquired Brain Injury Trust needs your support. We have been selected by The Masonic Charitable Foundation to receive a Community Award from the Tercentenary Fund. The award could be as much as £25,000, it just depends on your vote. Please take a moment to go to https://mcf.org.uk/vote between 12 June and 31 July 2017 and follow the instructions to cast your vote. [...]
Summer Term Bursary Applications 2017
The Summer Term Bursary Applications for the ABI Students were approved for the April - July Term at a cost of £4,960.00 to the Trust and are as follows: Communications = 5 Brain Gym = 10 Art-Drawing = 5 All Our Yesterdays = 4 Gardening = 1 Cookery = 3 Not So Trivial Pursuits = 2 IT - Google Fun = 1 [...]