Headway UK have conducted a survey focusing on the impact of lockdown on brain injury survivors. We’re so proud that some of our clients were able to take part.
Key findings from the report revealed:
• 57% of people who sustained a brain injury within the past two years reported that their rehabilitation has been negatively impacted
• Two thirds of respondents reported a negative impact on their psychological well-being
• 50% have lost access to vital support that helps them to cope
• 42% say their rehabilitation has been negatively impacted
Our conclusions to the report are:
• Loss of rehabilitation may lead to a worsening of the long-term effects of their brain injury
• Without appropriate support, brain injury survivors will be left with lasting damage to their psychological well-being
• Lockdown has had a major negative impact on brain injury survivors and their families
• Access to support is vital to ensure that brain injury survivors and their families can cope
• The health and social care sector must urgently receive ring-fenced funding
The full report can be read here:
We are still able to provide remote support, so please do get in touch and don’t suffer alone. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01793 674820.