Manifesto to improve services for young people with acquired brain injury

'Life After Brain Injury? A Way Forward' has been launched by the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF). The charity is calling for a National Audit of brain injury incidence and rehabilitation not only for children and young people, but also for adults. Professor Michael Barnes, Chair of UKABIF said: "There is a general lack of understanding about the effects of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in children and young people, and a lack of awareness that over time ABI is a developing disability.  Current care planning and service provision is woefully inadequate." He added: "How can you plan rehabilitation services if you don’t have accurate data about the incidence and prevalence of ABI?" This is the second Manifesto to be launched by UKABIF as part of its Campaign to highlight the need for improvements in the provision of services for people with ABI.  It outlines the importance of considering ABI as a chronic health condition with associated ongoing symptoms and emphasises that current care planning and service provision is inadequate.     
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