All Party Parliamentary Group for ABI

Paul Brown contacted us, secretary for both the Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) and UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) with some good news – the All Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury was formally established last month was formally launched in Parliament on the 28th November.

We would like to get more MPs involved in this group and therefore ask that you send the attached letter template to MPs within your constituency to encourage them to join the APPG.

In order to find out who the MP in your constituency is, simply follow this link, and enter your postcode in the ‘Keywords’ box:

http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) aims to promote better understanding of all aspects of ABI; to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to campaign for better services in the UK.

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events after birth and can result in cognitive, physical, emotional, or behavioural impairments leading to permanent or temporary changes in functioning. Exact figures are unknown, but a very low estimate is that over one million people live in the UK with the effects of ABI at an estimated minimum cost of £4.1 billion.

UKABIF is a membership organisation and charity, established in 1998 by a coalition of organisations working in the field of ABI.

You can read more about the work of UKABIF at http://ukabif.org.uk/

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