New national strategy on ABI – call for evidence now launched

The first steps towards the creation of the long-awaited Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) strategy have been taken through the launch of the Call for Evidence. 

The government is seeking the views of brain injury survivors, carers and family members as well as charities and professionals supporting those living with ABI.

Those completing the survey will be asked what the strategy should look to cover to better support people living with an acquired brain injury, including but not limited to health and social care, access to employment opportunities and benefits, and housing.

Commenting on the call for evidence, Claire Appleton, Head of Service at Calvert Reconnections said: 

“This is a significant step forward for ABI provision, following years of campaigning from charities and survivors for more support.

“As a specialist neuro-rehabilitation centre, we look forward to playing an active role in the development of the government’s ABI strategy.”

Heather Batey, Trustee at the Lake District Calvert Trust and Managing Director of reach said:

“We have required a national plan to meet the ongoing debilitating effects of people living with brain injury for many years.   This is a welcome opportunity to put a clear strategy in place.”

For further details please go to:

Acquired brain injury strategy call for evidence – Department of Health and Social Care (