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Headway launches General Election manifesto calling for urgent action for brain injury

Thu 30 May 2024

Headway – the brain injury association has launched a General Election manifesto ahead of the 4 July vote, calling for urgent government action for brain injury.

The UK-wide charity works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support, and information services to brain injury survivors and their families.

Brain injuries can be sustained in many ways, including as a result of a stroke, brain tumour, or accident, and can knock people’s lives off track in an instant.

Urgent government action is needed to improve the lives of those currently affected by brain injuries, as well as those who will be affected in the future. Over the course of the next parliament around 1.8 million people will be admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury.

The charity’s manifesto, From awareness to action, demanding better care for people affected by brain injury, focuses on Headway’s five key asks of the government.

Headway wants to see increased understanding and awareness of brain injury, an end to the neurorehabilitation postcode lottery, investment in local brain injury reablement services, enhanced support for brain injury survivors’ loved ones, and a reform to social care making it equitable and sustainable.

Launching the Headway manifesto, Headway Chief Executive Luke Griggs said:

“Ahead of the general election, we are calling on all political parties and candidates to commit to delivering meaningful change for brain injury survivors, their families and carers.

“It is crucial that the new government understands brain injury, prioritises it, and invests in services to support survivors and their loved ones.

“Brain injury survivors and their families deserve better. They deserve improved access to neurorehabilitation and local reablement services, reliable and sustainable social care, and comprehensive support to help them live fulfilling lives.

“By adopting our five calls for change, we believe that the next government can transform the lives of those affected by brain injury.”

How you can get involved:

There are many ways that you can try to influence prospective members of the next Parliament to create change for brain injury survivors.

Templates and more information on these items, including the full manifesto, can be found on the Headway general election campaign page here


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Headway - the brain injury association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity no. 1025852) and the Office of the Scottish Regulator (Charity no. SC 039992). Headway is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 2346893.

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