Acquire Brain Injury is becoming more prevalent.  Even a concussion can have devastating consequences.  A more serious brain injury is very often life changing and the damage irreversible.  Every day in the UK, there are over 950 acquired brain injuries. 

In Dumfries & Galloway, there are around 250 – 300 such injuries every year.  The need for our service is increasing, hence our Rehabilitation Services and innovative Prevention program aimed at cyclists, skateboarders, farmers, young drivers and horse-riders in which we provide information about the effects of brain injury through accidents when helmets are not work when participating in sports and leisure activities, for example. 

In the past 12 months, we have donated over 100 helmets in an attempt to reduce the number of injuries.