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Bush & Company joins forces with Child Brain Injury Trust to create largest specialist service for children with brain injuries

Today (5th March 2018), we’re delighted to announce a new partnership with leading charity, the Child Brain Injury Trust to provide an elite case management service dedicated to children with brain injuries across the UK – The Child Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service.

This industry-leading union, the second joint venture for the company this year, has ambitious plans for growth and seeks to double its current capabilities, providing children with brain injuries, and their families with the care and support they need. This pioneering service will offer solicitors and clients a trusted, credible service as well as a choice of case managers working across the whole of the UK.

Helen Jackson, Bush & Company Managing Director said: “What’s really special about our partnership with the Child Brain Injury Trust is that we will be the only organisation of significant scale focused solely on child brain injury. We currently have a strong base of case managers working across the country and we intend to double our capacity as we expand our dedicated services.

“In launching the Child Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service we have created a union between two respected brands that are focused on transforming the lives of our clients. The partnership will help to further strengthen our specialist training programme which already supports our case managers to provide an outstanding service to clients and customers.”

Child Brain Injury Trust CEO, Lisa Turan said: “This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for the Child Brain Injury Trust to reinforce its provision for children and families affected by brain injury.

“Bush & Company’s national reach and consistent, trusted service is really important to us. Together we share a wealth of experience and are aligned strategically in terms of growth and expertise. This is about providing a lifetime of care so that children with brain injuries feel supported as they transition into adulthood.”

Lisa went on to say “The charity reaches a large number of families who will benefit from this service, however for families who do not have access to compensation the charity’s Child & Family Support service will be able to provide support throughout the UK at no cost to the family.”

Rob Antrobus, Partner at Enable Law and medical negligence specialist said, “It is exciting to see the partnership that two strong brands have established. Both organisations have strong relationships with solicitors across the UK who have welcomed the move to join forces.

“My clients have benefited from the Child Brain Injury Trust’s services and I have had the opportunity to tap into its wealth of knowledge and expertise. This partnership will enable both brands to strengthen their capabilities as well as providing greater choice for solicitors across the country.”

For more information about the Child Brain Injury Service, please visit www.cbirs.co.uk or call 01327 223817.

If you’re interested in working as a case manager for the Child Brain Injury Service visit www.cbirsrecruit.co.uk.

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Factors influencing community case management and care hours for clients with traumatic brain injury living in the UK

Mark Hollway and Jo Clark-Wilson have  published a paper on case management costs in the community with ABI clients.

See the abstract below or Click here for the full paper

Objective:
To investigate the relationship between deficits associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and case management (CM) and care/support (CS) in two UK community samples.

Research design:
Prospective descriptive study.

Method:
Case managers across the UK and from a single UK CM service contributed client profiles to two data sets (Groups 1 and 2, respectively). Data were entered on demographics, injury severity, functional skills, functional-cognition (including executive functions), behaviour and CM and CS hours. Relationships were explored between areas of disability and service provision.

Results:
Clients in Group 2 were more severely injured, longer post-injury and had less family support than clients in Group 1. There were few significant differences between Groups 1 and 2 on measures of Functionalskill, Functional-cognition and Behaviour disorder. Deficits in Functionalskills were associated with CS, but not CM. Deficits in measures of executive functions (impulsivity, predictability, response to direction) were related to CM, but not to CS. Insight was related to both CM and CS. Variables related to behaviour disorder were related to CM, but were less often correlated to CS. Conclusions: The need for community support is related not only to Functionalskills (CS), but also to behaviour disorder, self-regulatory skills and impaired insight (CM).

Conclusions:
The need for community support is related not only to Functionalskills (CS), but also to behaviour disorder, self-regulatory skills and impaired insight (CM)