UKABIF trustees and members attended an Acquired Brain Injury reception in Parliament hosted by Chris Bryant MP.
Around 60 MPs from across the House attended to hear first hand from people living with an acquired brain injury, just what improvements need to be made. It was a wonderful opportunity for organisations to network and for many constituents living with a brain injury to lobby their MP to call for change.
Chris Bryant, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ABI, gave an update on the progress of the Government-wide ABI Strategy which is expected to be published in the summer.
Addressing the reception, Chris Bryant said: “To see so many people come along is amazing. I have been involved in this for a long time and we want to put together a single strategy for the whole of Government on Acquired Brain Injury. In doing so, there is the recognition that there is an issue to deal with as a whole Government.
“We have 1.4 million people in the UK, if not more, living with a brain injury and we want anyone, regardless of age or postcode, to be able to live the best life possible.”
Chloe Hayward, Executive Director at UKABIF, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who made the journey to attend the reception. The huge response is testament to the will to improve the lives of people living with an ABI. Your voices were heard and we will continue to press for change.”