Featured Charity: ACSIL - Amputees and Carers Support in Liverpool
This month, as part of our ongoing Featured Charity blog, we are shining a spotlight on ACSIL - Amputees and Carers Support in Liverpool, a charity set up to help and support amputees across Liverpool and Merseyside. Read the rest of this post...
Concussion spotters are to be introduced at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar; it has been announced. The news comes after concerns that repeated concussions could lead to long term health problems such as dementia. Read the rest of this post...
Action for Brain Injury Week 2021
Today marks the start of Headway's Action for Brain Injury Week 2021. This year's campaign theme is "A life of lockdown?" which will focus on social isolation after brain injury - an issue that has been intensified by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the rest of this post...
Smart motorways up to a third deadlier than roads with hard shoulders
Official recent figures show that the death rate on smart motorways is up to a third higher compared to motorways with hard shoulders. Read the rest of this post...
Former Crystal Palace Women captain issues concussion warning after career was cut short
Former captain of Crystal Palace Women, Freya Holdaway, whose career was cut short after suffering a series of concussions during the game said her symptoms would only have got worse if she hadn't stopped playing. Read the rest of this post...
Department of Culture, Media and Sport hold expert meeting on head injuries in sport
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) held its first parliamentary session on head injuries in sport on Tuesday 9th March. Read the rest of this post...
Parliament launch inquiry into links between sport & long-term brain injury
A parliamentary inquiry into the link between sport and long-term brain injury has been launched. MPs belonging to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee will call witnesses to examine the issue. Read the rest of this post...
Lake District Calvert Trust saved by appeal
Cumbria based outdoor activity centre Lake District Calvert Trust, which was at risk of closure, will now be able to reopen in part thanks to the fundraising efforts of a boy who lives with a severe brain injury. Read the rest of this post...
Headway reiterates belief that football’s new concussion rules are “deeply flawed”
Leading brain injury charity Headway - the brain injury association has reiterated its belief that football’s new concussion rules are “deeply flawed” following their domestic application for the first time. Read the rest of this post...