In the UK unfortunately over 40,000 children and young people acquire a brain injury every year. When you are a parent coming face to face with the challenges of an acquired brain injury (ABI) can make you feel anxious, overwhelmed and alone. Continuing their work to support families with children who have an ABI, the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) have found a way to stay virtually connected to families, carers and professionals via their new app; CBIT in Hand.
Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)
The Child Brain Injury Trust is a charity that provides much-needed support to children with acquired brain injuries and their families. They provide advice and information on brain injuries and how to cope, including how to access services, practical tips, and support for siblings and parents. They also organise events and exhibitions to raise awareness.
CBIT in Hand
The charity designed the app as an immediate support tool for children and their families attending A&E with a head injury and are piloting the app in A&E departments at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Alder Hey Hospital.
As the first of its kind, the app aims to streamline the information available to one resource so that families can use the personalised portal to instantly access information that is tailored to their individual needs. CBIT in Hand will be a great benefit to families as an additional aid to explain the next steps and what to expect in their journey.
CBIT in Hand can be downloaded for free by visiting the App Store or Play Store and searching for CBIT In Hand.
At CL Medilaw we understand that a child’s head trauma can turn family life upside down and the future can appear daunting. If the traumatic event was a result of someone’s negligence you can contact our team of serious injury solicitors for free, initial advice and guidance either by calling on 0345 2410 154, or email us via [email protected].