Grampian brain injury strategy
The Grampian brain injury strategy aims to take forward the commitment to improve the lives of people in Grampian who have a brain injury and their families.
The strategy contains the following:
- vision statement
- executive summary
- background information
- definition and numbers
- involving service users and carers
- what needs to change
- what services are provided
- what actions are planned
The strategy was developed by the Grampian brain injury strategy group and covers the period 2004-2010.
In Aberdeenshire, services are provided by NHS Grampian and by the Local Authorities' care management service.
Aberdeenshire Council supports the Momentum brain injury vocational centre in Aberdeen which offers assessments, training and development programmes for people with brain injury.
Momentum was successful in obtaining Big Lottery Funding to establish the Transitions programme. The aims of the programme are to:
- provide support and information for families /carers
- help people with acquired brain injury re-integrate into the community
- be an information resource for families, professionals and the public about acquired brain injury
Transitions aims to bridge the gap experienced by people with brain injury following their discharge from hospital and progression to vocational rehabilitation programmes such as Pathways in Aberdeen.