The government is facing a 'ticking time bomb' by reducing brain injury survivors' access to support and rehabilitation services, according to a new report issued by Headway - the brain injury association.
- Almost half (48%) of people living with brain injury have lost access to vital rehabilitation and support services as a result of cuts to local authority budgets and welfare benefits reform
- 70% believe their long-term support needs will increase if they do not have access to the support they need now
- 70% concerned about ability to cope financially due to welfare benefits reform
- More than half report a deterioration in their quality of life
Charities struggling to cope with reduced support from local authorities:
- 85% of local Headway groups concerned about long-term survival
- 89% forced to use charity reserves and additional charity funds to maintain vital services
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"If I had received appropriate support, I would have made a much better recovery"
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"Had Nicola been given support...she would have made much better progress"
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Headway would like to thank all of our members who took part in this study, helping us to campaign for better services for people affected by brain injury.