Hatch Brenner Solicitors, on Norwich’s Theatre Street, are thrilled to once again be supporting our long-term charity partner – Headway Norfolk and Waveney, the brain injury charity, to help raise awareness of the social isolation after brain injury, and how it has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic during Action for Brain Injury (ABI) Week 2021.
Starting on Monday 17th May, the theme for this year’s ABI Week is A Life in Lockdown? The campaign aims to give a voice to brain injury survivors and carers, helping them to explain the isolation that many people experience due to the ongoing effects of brain injury and how this has been intensified due to the repeated lockdowns and increased challenges across the last 12 months.
Gaining access to services during the pandemic has been difficult. More than half of brain injury survivors have lost access to rehabilitation services because of COVID-19 lockdown measures and are fearful of the impact on their futures, according to a new study published by Headway.
The A Life in Lockdown? campaign offers a range of information to help explain why the often invisible effects of brain injury can lead to isolation while offering simple guides and tips to help brain injury survivors overcome these feelings.
Hatch Brenner is supporting the campaign and helping raise awareness by taking part in the ABI Week annual fundraising event, Hats for Headway. Transformed for 2021, the event will not only see supporters sporting wacky hats for the day, donating to Headway Norfolk & Waveney and posting pictures on social media. For 2021 ABI week will culminate in a Guinness World Record attempt for Most Hats Thrown on Zoom to raise awareness of the charity’s work.
If you or a loved one has a brain injury, we can expertly support and advise you. Contact our experienced brain-injury specialist solicitor and member of Headway’s approved panel of solicitors, Colin Cook, via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 660 811.