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Care Act Assessments of Brain Injury Survivors

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These sessions are kindly provided by the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF). The SABIF aims to develop a clearer understanding of acquired brain injury (ABI) within the ABI community in Sussex for the benefit of people with brain injury in all its forms.

Five events are planned, led by experienced professionals and stakeholders. This will give you the perspective of neuropsychology, occupational therapy, social work, lived experience, law and more.

The sessions are

·        Carers and families of ABI survivors

·         Care Act assessments for ABI survivors

·        Psycho-social issues following a brain injury

·        Mental capacity, ABI and social work

·        A round table discussion about how we can develop social work practice for people with an ABI.

The recent ‘James’ Safeguarding Adults Review highlights the importance of training to staff working with people with ABI and this is a great opportunity to develop your understanding of this complex topic. You can attend as many of the sessions as you like – please apply separately to each event you would like to attend.

Francis Lacy Scott, chair of the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum says “Working with people an ABI presents professional challenges; the extent of the impact of the brain injury can be hidden, presenting challenges to assessing the impact on daily living and decision making. The SABIF is pleased to bring together leading experts in this series of events to develop understanding and enhance practice in ABI social work.”
Start Date
Monday 13 June 2022
End Date
Monday 13 June 2022
10:00 - 12:00
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Learning outcomes
After attending the session on Care Act Assessments of ABI Survivors you will have:

- Considered the contribution of specialist assessments to Care Act Assessments

- Enhanced your understanding of the types of adaptations of benefit to survivors of ABI

- Recognised the importance of consulting with others in the person’s life
Additional information
This session is open to BHCC Adult Assessment Services. 

This session is facilitated by Viv Cooper, Kate Mellor and Michelle East. 

Viv Cooper
 is one of the founder directors of the 3HUB Case Management Community and a partner with Three Case Management, which is a CQC registered provider. She is an Occupational Therapist of over 30 years’ experience and an advanced practitioner member of the British Association of Brain Injury and Complex Case Management (BABICM). Viv has a high level of clinical skill in managing, assessing, treatment planning and developing rehabilitation services for individuals and groups with a wide range of physical and psychological disabilities. These include acquired brain injury, acute and progressive neurological disabilities, orthopaedic injuries, spinal injuries and respiratory conditions. She has worked in a variety of N.H.S. and private rehabilitation settings both in the U.K. and Canada and is a serving council member for BABICM.

Kate Mellor is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work / Practice Learning Lead at the University of Brighton. She teaches on the BSc & MSc courses, including holding tutor groups from both, and oversees placement progress alongside Independent Practice Educators. Kate is adjusting to life after experiencing a stroke and an extended period of hospitalisation.

Michelle East is a specialist brain injury nurse at the Brighton and Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
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Course pre-requisites
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
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