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Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Acquired Brain Injury

Living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain after birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, infection, tumour and stroke. ABI can affect memory and thought processes, physical ability, speech/language, swallowing, physical ability, psychological functioning and/or behaviour. Impairments are not always visible. As a result, the impact of brain injury is sometimes underestimated. It can be a big support to know there are people who do understand and can help. Rehabilitation gives people the opportunity to regain some of the skills that may have been affected by their brain injury, and to compensate for any skills that have been lost.


The role of the ABI Team

The ABI Team are based at Headway in Worcester and are part of the Worcestershire Intergrated Neurological Rehabilitation Service (WINRS).They work in partnership with many other health professionals and organisations, aiming to improve life after brain injury by offering a variety of interventions. The Team supports and enables people living with a brain injury to lead a full and active life in the community. They provide a range of rehabilitation, advice and support to meet continuing and changing needs, and where possible help people to access leisure facilities and return to work or education. This restores confidence and gives control back to individuals and their families.

Local support for ABI

There are a number of groups in the county, run by health professionals or volunteers, who provide therapy, advice and local support.

These include:



Contact Us

The Mill
Gregory’s Mill Street,
Barbourne, Worcester, WR3 8BA
Tel: 01905 729729 Fax: 01905 746538
Normal Office Hours
Monday to Friday:
8.30 am to 4.30 pm
(Answer phone available when staff are out of the office).
If you require immediate assistance or help, please contact your own GP practice.

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