Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London


Health Select Committee (3rd Report) – Head Injury:  Rehabilitation – 2001

National Service Framework for Long Term (Neurological) Conditions – 2005

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Acquired Brain Injury report ‘Time for Change’ – 2018


Headway – the brain injury association (Headway UK)

A registered charity covering the UK that aims to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people who have suffered a brain injury, their family and carers.

A network of local Groups (affiliated to Headway UK) and Branches throughout the UK and Channel Islands offers a wide range of services, including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care. Headway UK provides support to these Groups and Branches and guidance on policies, procedures, standards and training. For those in London, see

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)

A membership organisation and charity which aims to promote the understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury. It was established in 1998 by a coalition of organisations working in this field who wished to improve awareness of ABI through education and information.

Regional Acquired Brain Injury Forums

There are regional acquired brain injury forums, such as ABIL, throughout the UK, all of which are affiliated to UKABIF –  information about them, together with scheduled meetings and events, are given on its website ). UKABIF works with these groups to set common aims, encourage sharing of information and practice and co-ordinate group work.

Scottish Head Injury Forum (SHIF)

An umbrella organisation within Scotland that represents the interests of survivors of brain injuries, their families and those who work with them.

The Encephalitis Society

supports adults and children affected by encephalitis, their families and carers by providing advice and information and working at national level to raise awareness and improve services. It conducts research.

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now is the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK

The Stroke Association

A UK wide charity concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its rehabilitation and support services.

Different Strokes

A registered charity providing a service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom. They are run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, for active self help and mutual support.

Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)

Is a national charity for the support of brain injured children and their families. Includes details of local CBIT groups.

Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG)

A special interest group of the British Association of Social Workers.

The Brain & Spine Foundation

Provides information and support for adults and children affected by neurological conditions; and develops training and tools for medical and educational professionals

NHS choices – Severe head injury

NHS choices – Minor head injury

The Brain Injury Association of America

The European Brain Injury Society (EBIS)

The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation (SCR)

The International Brain Injury Association (IBIA)

Lash & Associates

US publisher of practical, informative, and affordable materials on traumatic brain injury in children, youths, adults and veterans. Their audience includes families, people with brain injuries, health care professionals, rehabilitation specialists, educators and community staff.

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