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ABI Week 2021: A Life of Lockdown?

Repeated lockdowns have left the majority of us feeling lonely and isolated, as well as impacting our mental health. However, have you ever thought about the concept of living every single day of your life in a lockdown? For those with brain injuries, living your life in isolation can be an unfortunate reality. During Action for…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This year, Mental Health Awareness week is more important than ever to highlight issues we have all been facing over the course of the pandemic. May 10th-16th is a designated time to spread awareness, explore different aspects of mental health, and most importantly to break taboo and start the conversation with those around us, as you never know…

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The Physical Effects of Stress on Your Body

When we experience stress, it is common to blame those frequent headaches or stomach pains on another physical illness. However, stressful situations  trigger a physiological reaction in our bodies causing headaches, feeling of nausea or other symptoms. This is also known as the ‘fight or flight response’. This sympathetic nervous system response is designed to…

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Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021

Brain Injury Awareness Month is a dedicated time to raise awareness, share resources and educate on traumatic brain injuries. Brain injuries can be a distressing and truly life-changing injury to sustain, in England and Wales 1.4 million patients per year attend hospital following a head injury. NCBI report that this is the most common cause…

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Christchurch Group Join the Restraint Restriction Network

We are very pleased to announce that Christchurch Group, part of the Active Care Group are now members of the Restraint Reduction Network as well as being in the very final stages of Becoming an BILD ACT Accredited, Affiliate Organisation! The RRN is a registered charity which helps to bring together organisations that provide education…

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COVID-19 Update from CEO of the Active Care Group, Ruth Smith

As we move into a month-long national lockdown in England we wanted to reassure you that we continue to take all possible measures to reduce the risk of transmission of Coronavirus to our clients, patients, service users and our people. Throughout the pandemic we have complied with national and local guidance in relation to Covid-19.…

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Action for Brain Injury Week 2020

This week, 28th September – 4th October 2020 is Action for Brain Injury Week, organised by Headway, with the theme being memory loss. The aim of this year’s ABI Week is to raise awareness of the ways in which memory problems can affect brain injury survivors and their families. Brain Injury affects everyone differently and…

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Non-essential care home visits restricted

Until further notice, Christchurch Group will be implementing the restriction of all but essential visits to its Hunters Moor neuro specialist setting in Birmingham, in line with the latest Birmingham City Council and Government guidelines. This guidance confirms the priority is to continue to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission in care homes and prevent…

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COVID-19 Visitor Guidance Update

6th July 2020 Despite the recent relaxation seen across the country in terms of lockdown and social distancing, there are no changes being implemented in relation to visiting practices across the Active Care Group at this present time. As lockdown easements are underway, the Government is yet to provide guidance for the Adult Social Care…

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