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Resources for Learning Difficulties and Acquired Brain Injuries

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Resources for Learning Difficulties and Acquired Brain Injuries

Below are links to external websites providing a wide range of information on learning difficulties and acquired brain injuries, including the support that is available, which we hope you will find useful.

The Richardson Partnership for Care is not responsible for the content of external websites.


Information and support for people with acquired brain injuries

Headway - the Brain Injury Association
www.headway.org.uk

Northants Acquired Brain Injury Forum - provides information about local services that offer a range of support for anyone affected by the consequences of an acquired brain injury.
www.abifnorthants.co.uk

UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum - UK organisation and charity organisation, which aims to promote the understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury
www.ukabif.org.uk

Brain Injury Group – a network of specialist brain injury solicitors and support services providing support for brain injured people and their families
www.braininjurygroup.co.uk

LAWS Online - Legal and Welfare Service (LAWS) Online is a free, confidential advice service provided by members of the Brain Injury Group, with additional support from specialist financial and welfare advisers; between them, they can help you to deal with a breadth of legal, financial and/or welfare issues http://www.braininjurygroup.co.uk/laws-online-support/

Brain Nav – an online directory of services for people with an acquired brain injury
www.brainnav.info

The Stroke Association - the UK's stroke charity, which supports stroke survivors, families and carers, as well as funding research into the prevention and treatment of strok.
www.stroke.org.uk

The Encephalitis Society - Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain tissue and is caused either by infection, usually viral, or by autoimmune diseases. The  Encephalitis Society provides direct support and information to people affected by Encephalitis, their families, and those professionals supporting them in the UK and Ireland; raises awareness about the condition and works with academic and clinical partners with respect to research into the condition and its consequences.
www.encephalitis.info

Research by Hudgell Solicitors has highlighted a distinct lack of support for individuals returning to work after a brain injury. As part of an awareness campaign, they have created a set of images to highlight the difficulties faced by people with brain injuries.
https://www.hudgellsolicitors.co.uk/blog/they-just-think-im-crazy-employers-are-failing-to-adequately-support-brain-injury-sufferers-in-the-uk/

Warren Collins – a Catastrophic Injuries Lawyer and Partner at Penningtons Manches LLP Solicitors
http://www.penningtons.co.uk/people/a-e/warren-collins/

Nicola Heales - qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and is a very experienced personal injury solicitor who has specialised in severe catastrophic injury claims acting for both children and adults for the last fifteen years.

Philippa Luscombe – head of the personal injury team at Penningtons Manches LLP, which specialises predominantly in catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic and workplace accidents. The team is experienced in dealing with all aspects of a case from the litigation itself to appointing case managers, arranging rehabilitation, setting up care packages, buying and adapting accommodation and managing Court of Protection work. Philippa is a specialist in brain injury cases, especially for young adults.  She is a Senior Litigator member of APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and on the Law Society specialist personal injury solicitor’s panel.
http://www.penningtons.co.uk/Profiles/K-O/Philippa-Luscombe.aspx

Christopher Livingston at Blackwater Law has over 13 years’ experience in dealing with all types of personal injury claims, including catastrophic injuries.  Rehabilitation, support and achieving the right level of compensation is paramount in all cases taken on by Blackwater Law.
http://blackwaterlaw.co.uk/head-and-brain-injury-claims


Information and support for people with learning difficulties


BILD – The British Institute of Learning Disabilities
www.bild.org.uk

Mencap - A leading UK charity for people with learning disabilities
www.mencap.org.uk

Learning Disability Today – a magazine focussing on issues for people with learning disabilities
www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk

The National Autistic Society  - the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.
www.autism.org.uk 

The Association for Real Change - a leading umbrella body representing a community of service providers working together to improve the quality of life for people with a learning disability www.arcuk.org.uk

My Family Our Needs - a lifestyle website for parents and carers of children with additional needs and the professionals who support them www.myfamilyourneeds.co.uk

Health and social care

Northamptonshire Local Involvement Network (LINk) – a network of community groups and individuals aiming to improve Northamptonshire's health and social care services
www.northamptonshire-link.org.uk

The Care Quality Commission - The independent regulator of all health and social care services in England
www.cqc.org.uk

CPI  - Crisis Prevention Institute – an organisation at the forefront of critical issues and best practices in behaviour management.
www.crisisprevention.com

National Care Association - represents the UK’s independent care sector.
www.nationalcareassociation.org.uk


Education

ASDAN – The Award Scheme Development & Accreditation Network, provides educational courses and accreditations for people of all abilities.
www.asdan.org.uk

Northamptonshire County Council
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

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