Today, the Disabilities Trust has launched its ‘Brain Injury & Domestic Abuse’ discussion paper. Dr Emily Glorney attended an expert roundtable last year to contribute to the Trust's work.
Read the full paper here: bit.ly/3dTaSdF
Dr Emily Glorney has contributed to this new discussion paper which hopes to begin talks on how to best support women who have experienced both a brain injury and domestic abuse. Research is still lacking into the prevalence of brain injury amongst survivors of domestic abuse in the UK, and how we can best screen for brain injury and support survivors. Previous research by the Disabilities Trust at HMP/YOI Drake Hall found the leading cause of brain injury amongst 100 women was domestic abuse (62%).
Last year, the Disabilities Trust gathered experts, including academics and representatives from leading domestic abuse charities and the NHS, to discuss the needs of women who have experienced both domestic abuse and a brain injury. The roundtable also covered how these women could be better supported, alongside considering the gaps in awareness, research, practice and policy.
The Disabilities Trust’s findings will be used to open a conversation with the Government and wider sector on how brain injury and its impact should be part of the discussion around the identification of support needs for women who have experienced domestic abuse.