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The leading organisation for social workers and other medical, legal and health professionals who work in the field of brain injury

Peer support & specialist education

The Brain Injury Social Work Group (BISWG) was established in the early 1980s by a small group social workers who felt that peer group support as well as specialist educational and networking opportunities were needed. The number of people with acquired brain injury who had very complex needs was increasing as was expectations of the quality and range of services available to them. Families also needed support.

Alongside these developments, and driven by the lack of suitable service provision, specialist brain injury social work posts emerged. They were able to work within multi-disciplinary teams and co-ordinate the needs of people with brain injury.

Initially BISWG met informally to discuss cases with an invited clinical speaker. The focus was – and remains – on improving practice and service development. As the meetings became larger the group very quickly gained a reputation for producing affordable and high quality conferences and workshops featuring the latest information and practice guidelines delivered by leaders in the field from the UK and overseas.

BISWG was registered as a charity on 11th May 2010. Its objects are to advance the education of the public, in particular people with a brain injury, their families, carers and professionals working within the field of brain injury; by the provision of seminars, conferences and forums and the provision of grants to attend educational courses on the subject of brain injury and by any other means as the trustees may determine.

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Brain Injury Social Work Group Ltd  |  Registered Charity Number 1135891 Registered in England and Wales as a company Number 7095017 Registered office: DB Accountants, The Gables, Yonder Meadow, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, TQ9 6QE.