brain injury rehabilitation

Access to Music

Our members are keen on using music as part of their rehabilitation and we are fortunate in the county to have some amazing support like

This is an important survey

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How accessible is music making for disabled people, and in particular disabled children? The current National Plan for Music Education aims for “equality of opportunity for all pupils, regardless of race; gender; where they live; their levels of musical talent; parental income; whether they have special educational needs or disabilities; and whether they are looked after children.”

How well are these objectives currently being met, and what can we do together to make music more accessible for all?

Conducted by Creative United, in partnership with OHMIDrake MusicOpenUp Music and Youth Music, this major research project aims to capture a detailed picture of the experiences of disabled people regarding music making. The findings will be made publicly available on the Creative United website and shared with educators, funders, and policymakers across the UK to inform the planning of future projects and investment.

Help shape the future of accessible music making. 

Music Makers

Do you sing, write music, or play an instrument? Are you the parent or carer of a young music maker? Perhaps you or your child want to play but haven’t had the chance? Every child has a right to a musical education. Everyone should have the opportunity to make music.


Music Educators

Are you involved in music education? Do you teach or facilitate music making, or manage and fund musical learning opportunities for children or adults? Music educators are the ones delivering accessible music making in practice.


Music Retailers

Do you sell musical instruments or equipment? Are you running a high street music shop or music retail website? Music shops are a vital part of the future of accessible music making.


House of Commons debate on acquired brain injury Monday 18 June.

This was a great opportunity to raise awareness of acquired brain injury in parliament and the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum was keen to ensure the event was well attended.

We were delighted to have John Woodcock MP for Furness, another survivor in parliament discuss honestly what a difficult time people faced after a brain injury

It was excellent too to hear mention of the need for a rehabilitation prescription and need for rehab consultants in all Major Trauma Centres by  MP in the

Many of us watched the live screening of the debate and this comment was made on Twitter by our treasurer Nicola Hughes:

“Feeling quite emotional that the parliamentary debate on is happening right now! Thank you from someone who is quite exhausted due to how irresponsible the current process is! Living is so much more than surviving! Rehab rebuilds a life!

ACFL Conference 2015

We are proud to support

ACFL Conference 2015

‘Improving Life After Brain Injury’

25 June 2015


When the health and legal community work together with the families and individuals affected by brain injury, we can achieve more.

A Chance for Life Ltd will bring together leading figures in brain injury rehabilitation and support to explore how knowledge and service partnerships can transform outcomes and rebuild lives.

Join keynote speakers and providers from across the legal and support spectrum and discover innovative new ways to improve life after a brain injury.

A Charity Dinner will also take place on 24th June 2015 prior to the main conference.

Venue: North Lakes Hotel – Penrith, Cumbria

Set in the heart of Cumbria, North Lakes Hotel offers a fantastic setting at the doorstep of the beautiful Lake District.   

The Charity Dinner will be held on the 24th of June 2015, prior to the main conference which will take place on the 25th of June 2015. We are also pleased to inform that the proceeds from the dinner will go to Headway UK and BEEP Fund Ltd.  

The evening will consist of:

– Drinks reception
– 3 course meal
– Inspirational guest speaker (tba)
– Auction of Promises
– Networking opportunities
The proceeds from the Charity Dinner will go towards:

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