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UKABIF leads charge for better ABI support in Wales

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A report which sets out recommendations to improve services and support for people with Acquired Brain Injury in Wales has been launched.

In its ‘Amser am newid’ report, UKABIF covers five key areas including health and social care, education, criminal justice, sport, and welfare.

It will be circulated within the Senedd after the summer recess.

Amser am newid builds on the success of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury’s report on Acquired Brain Injury and Neurorehabilitation which was published in 2018. The report outlined the state of affairs and gave recommendations for policy changes in health and social care; education; criminal justice; sport and welfare.

The APPG has worked alongside UKABIF and its special interest groups to take these recommendations forward and has seen particular success in education, criminal justice and sport.

Though the 2018 report focused on England and Wales, the unique socio-cultural landscape of Wales warranted a specific focus, which has led to production of this new report.

Chloe Hayward, executive director of UKABIF, says: “We hope that this piece of work is as pivotal as the 2018 report and look forward to working with the Senedd and Welsh government alongside clinical, academic and voluntary sector colleagues, and those with lived experience of brain injury, to improve access to care and support for the people of Wales.”

In addition to the publication of the report, a petition asking for appropriate provision of services and support for people with Acquired Brain Injury in Wales has been set up.

You can click the link below or scan the QR Code to complete your details and support the recommendations made in Amser Am Newid/Time for Change Wales.

Supporters do not need to be Welsh or live in Wales to complete the petition.

https://petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/244879

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Visit www.ukabif.org.uk/TFCWales for a full copy of the report and further information about the work being carried out in Wales. A Welsh translation of the report is underway and will be available soon.

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