ACTION FOR BRAIN INJURY WEEK

ACTION FOR BRAIN INJURY Week takes place this week (8th – 14th May) and is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the devastating effects of brain injury, organised by leading charity Headway.

Around 1 million people visit A&E each year following a head injury.  While the majority of these people will experience no lasting effects, many others will be left with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can have devastating and lifelong effects.   There are many possible causes of a traumatic brain injury including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home.

Research undertaken by Headway shows that some people struggle to come to terms with the new person they have become, whilst others positively embrace the change.  There is no escaping the fact that brain injury can affect personality as well as cognitive and physical abilities, which can impact dramatically on relationships and support networks.

The study found that 74% of brain injured survivors feel like a ‘new person’ following their injury.  77% feel that friends and family don’t understand the effects of injury, and 81% felt that their lives would be improved if people had a better understanding of brain injury.

A New Me provides a platform for people to creatively share their experiences in order to challenge misperceptions of braininjury while demonstrating the value of having access to the right help, at the right time, such as the support provided by Headway groups and branches and the other frontline services.

If you or somebody you know suffers for any brain injury at More Than Mobility we stock products that will make you or your loved one life easier.

Wheelchairs from £99!

Transit wheelchairs, or push wheelchairs, are designed for the mobility sufferer to be pushed by a companion; with four small, caster type wheels for easy motion and manoeuvring.  Light and compact so can be easily folded up for transportation and storage.

Daily Living Aids from £2.99!

We have a selection of disability aids and mobility products that are designed to help those with mobility issues to regain their independence and make the simple things in life that had previously become difficult, that little bit easier.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

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