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This year, Action for Brain Injury Week (16-22 May) focuses on what can be for many brain injury survivors, a hidden disability. The theme, See the hidden me, will raise awareness and understanding of the often-misunderstood symptoms of a brain injury, and work to alleviate the challenges, and frustrations, survivors face.

Learning to live with an acquired brain injury (ABI) can be a difficult time in a person’s life.

At Lifeways, we’re here to provide practical and emotional support to help create positive outcomes for each person’s journey.

Across the UK, we operate around 1,500 supported living and residential services, supporting around 4,500 individuals, many of whom live with acquired brain injuries.

Our dedicated and specialist teams are highly experienced and will provide coaching and training to support individuals and their staff teams in their journey to rehabilitation.

We carefully tailor our support for each individual.

Through our community teams we arrange physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy. We also help each person to regain everyday skills such as washing and dressing.

Zak’s story

A big step towards living independently is having your own place.

Zak lives with an acquired brain injury, and before moving into his own tenancy he was living in his family home, so the move to supported living has been a big step and his independence is growing.

Our support team took the time to understand Zak, his needs and wishes, and from this created his tailored and individual support plan. With regular reviews, Zak and his family have been able to see the progress he’s been making.

Zak says: “My aim is to live independently one day, and I’m interested in a job in the care sector. So, my support team enrolled me on the Lifeways e-learning programme, which has helped me to learn more about the support worker role and why my staff do what they do.”

Make a referral or arrange a visit:

Want to learn more about the independent living that we provide?

Call 0333 202 7185

Email referrals@lifeways.co.uk

 

About Lifeways:

Lifeways is the UK’s largest team of support professionals providing support for adults in the community.

We support adults with diverse and complex needs, including learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and mental health conditions. 

As the supported living sector’s largest team of professionals, Lifeways’ extensive experience and national reach mean we deliver extraordinary support to adults, enabling them to live fulfilling and independent lives in the community. 

Our 11,000 colleagues currently support almost 5,000 individuals who live in our 1,500 supported living and residential services across England, Scotland, and Wales. 

Find out more about how we change people's lives at: www.lifeways.co.uk  

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