The Disabilities Trust Foundation was invited to present at an event organised by the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) held in Newbold Revel on Tuesday 15th November.
The theme of the event was “The Nature of Brain Injury in Prison and Community Settings: What can practitioners do to improve outcomes with this population?” It was attended by over 250 delegates from HM prison services, mainly governors, prison officers and NOMS members.
Dr Ivan Pitman and Dr Rachael McNulty, the Trust’s resident Clinical Neuro-Psychologists, presented on what can be done to make a difference to those offenders with brain injuries and in particular what can be done to identify and help offenders with ABI. This included an overview of the Linkworker service, the Foundation’s experience of Leeds prison and a segment to talk about Byron’s story. There were two other speakers representing UKABIF and the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research.
The Foundation were fortunate to have a presentation stand at the event, manned by Elizabeth Wilce - Specialist Brain Injury Project Manager and Natasha Bloor, Linkworker, who shared information about the work the Foundation does and that of the new Forensic in-reach brain injury service (FIBIS).