Acquired brain injury in adults: recognition and response

14:15 - 15:15

The World Health Organization predicts that acquired brain injury (ABI) will be the third most common global health burden by 2020. And with adults with ABI living longer with more complex needs, it’s important social workers are able to recognise when someone has an ABI and are confident in assessing them to ensure they get the right support.

This talk will cover:

  • What ABI is and the primary difficulties that arise from the condition
  • How to identify whether someone has an ABI and what to ask when it’s suspected
  • How to assess someone with suspected or diagnosed ABI using the Brain Injury Needs Indicator alongside a Care Act assessment

Andy Mantell, trustee, Brain Injury Social Work Group

Dr Sue Copstick, clinical director, The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust