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Look beyond the stereotype

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In supporting people whose brain injury is often disguised by other factors, professionals must challenge unconscious bias and ensure their curiosity can see beyond a person’s immediate presentation, says Ellie Atkins, social worker and safeguarding lead at Manchester City Council. 

Here, she tells the story of brain injury survivor Jessica and the many challenges she faces - but how, through the recognition of her complexities and provision of appropriate support from safeguarding and support services, she is now on the road to rebuilding her life

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