It’s not just MASS that’s celebrating a Silver Anniversary this year. Our ‘chosen charity’ for 2015/16, BIRT has a big birthday too!
So we’re handing this page over to them so they can tell you a bit more about what they are doing to mark their 25th Anniversary.
This year the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) celebrates 25 years in brain injury rehabilitation. We’ve come a long way since the foundation stone for Thomas Edward Mitton House – BIRT’s first service – was laid in 1990. We now have 15 specialist brain injury rehabilitation centres across England, Scotland and Wales, serving over 500 people every year.
As part of the BIRT’s 25th anniversary celebrations, we are featuring a selection of case studies which highlight some success stories from within BIRT services:
- Byron’s Story – Byron came to BIRT after being referred by a Brain Injury Linkworker whilst in prison
- Orla’s Story – Orla came to BIRT after a brain injury sustained during surgery to remove a tumour
- Mick’s Story – Mick suffered a hypoxic brain injury following a cardiac arrest.
BIRT has released a new limited edition publication to mark its 25th year in brain injury rehabilitation. ‘Changing Lives‘ is a full colour booklet which includes:
- A free double-sided ‘The Brain Explained‘ poster with information on our ‘Show Your Brain Some Love‘ campaign, the effects of brain injury on behaviour, cognitive, physical and emotional functioning – and more!
- Interviews with experts in the field of brain injury
- Two new case studies, looking at how specific rehabilitation interventions can help people with brain injury to enjoy greater independence
- An overview of the outcomes and trends BIRT has seen since it began publishing outcome data.