Acquired brain injury
Every acquired brain injury has different effects. That means there are always different challenges to overcome too. At Lifeways, we’ll dedicate ourselves to understanding your unique needs, providing specialist support as we become partners on your journey towards greater independence.
Learning to live with an acquired brain injury can be a difficult time in a person's life. We're here to provide practical and emotional support to help create positive outcomes for each person's journey.
Acquired brain injuries (ABI) can occur as a result of events such as trauma leading to a head injury, stroke or infection, or they can be the result of other medical conditions such as tumours. The long-term effects of a brain injury can be difficult to predict, and recovery times will be different for each person. It's common for many people living with ABI to experience mental and physical fatigue, making everyday tasks such as planning, processing information and solving problems more challenging. They may also experience changes to their behaviour and personality, capacity to learn, and changes to sensory ability.
We're here to provide personalised specialist support to people through brain injury rehabilitation and community supported living. Whether it's helping to make a transition out of an inpatient rehabilitation service to move back home, support with regaining everyday life skills, or guidance with building confidence in getting back out into the community - we'll be on hand every step of the way, and positively support every ambition.
“It’s amazing to see him smile, have a good time and do something that he never thought he’d be able to do.”
Support worker at Lifeways
Our dedicated and specialist teams are highly experienced in providing brain injury rehabilitation and community supported living. With our in-depth understanding of ABI we carefully tailor our support to meet the needs of each individual based on their type of injury and throughout all stages of their recovery journey.
Through our community teams we can arrange physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy, helping to regain everyday skills such as washing and dressing. For those with milder conditions, further along in their recovery or simply seeking to build their independence, we put the focus on maintaining quality of life and opening up opportunities in the community; supporting with everyday tasks such as using public transport, shopping trips and also offering advice and help with starting volunteer or work placements.
Each person’s support plan is unique to them because their condition is too. Before we create a plan we take the time to get to know each person, to hear their story so far and gain an understanding of the right approach for the short, medium and long term. We'll always make sure to involve those who are important to the person, their support network and relevant care professionals in these conversations, giving everyone the opportunity to voice their needs, preferences and wishes, ensuring our approach is co-created.
"My aim is to live independently one day, and I'm interested in a job in the care sector. So, I am now on the Lifeways e-learning programme, which has helped me to learn more about the support worker role."
Person supported by Lifeways
ABI support that feels close to home
As one of the country’s largest providers of support for people with complex needs, it’s reassuring to know that we can usually provide specialist ABI support without you having to worry about moving away from your local community. And by providing the very best support close to your home, we can help to ensure the minimum of disruption to your familiar routines.