An acquired brain injury can happen from early childhood or it can be acquired later in life through an accident or illness.

Brain injury may result in physical effects such as fatigue, mobility problems, sensory impairment, difficulty with speech, epilepsy or paralysis.

How we support people with acquired brain injuries

We work in partnership with clinical partners and specialist units – such as the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust – to provide community-based support. Our aim is to help you to build or regain your confidence, learn or relearn skills and to live as independently as possible.

We can also support you to cope with your emotions; we know that your injury may have resulted in negative feelings, especially when acquired later in life. This could include a loss of confidence, mood swings, depression or obsessive behaviour. We can work with you and your family to help you manage negative feelings and regain your self-esteem.

Because every person and situation is different we have a very flexible approach to support - we know that your support requirements may vary from day to day. We'll work with you to design a person-centred support plan to best meet your needs - and we'll review this regularly with you.

We can also help you find out how assistive technology could support you to live a more independent life.

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To find out more about being supported by United Response, please use our online form to make a support enquiry.

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