ABIL aims:

To raise awareness of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) across London

To encourage the development and dissemination of good practice in the care and support of ABI survivors and their families and carers across London

To campaign for better services for ABI survivors and their families and carers across London read more >

September 2019 Conference – Brain Injury, Faith and Cultural Differences

When we discussed putting on a conference to focus on brain injury, faith and cultural differences, we thought this would…

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Emma Taylor – our grateful thanks!

Emma Taylor – Irwin Mitchell – has taken the difficult decision to stand down from active involvement with ABIL. She…

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ABIL conference reports (and presentations)

ABIL conference reports (and presentations to download) from June 2016 to date can be found here: September 2019 Conference –…

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Recent parliamentary debates and reception on brain injury

Brain injury debate in House of Commons on 9th May  https://www.headway.org.uk/news-and-campaigns/news/mps-unite-in-brain-injury-debate/  and https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2019-05-09b.700.0     Brain Injury Reception at the Speakers…

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Acquired Brain Injury report ‘Time for Change‘ published

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Acquired Brain Injury report ‘Time for Change‘ was launched on 10th October. Its key recommendations…

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Report estimates that traumatic brain injury costs £15 billion a year in the UK

A report by the Centre for Mental Health – ‘Traumatic brain injury and offending.  An economic analysis’ – points out…

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UKABIF 10th Annual Conference 2018 – Overview

A successful conference was held on November 5th – overview of the proceedings here. 

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ABIL responds to Mayor’s consultation on the draft London Health Inequalities Strategy

ABIL responds to Mayor’s consultation on the draft London Health Inequalities Strategy The London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, launched a consultation…

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Acquired Brain Injury Forum for London – a short history

ABIL will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary at its Conference on 5 December 2017 (download the programme here ). ABIL…

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Amazing ABIL Art Exhibition

ABIL Exhibition at St Paul’s Cathedral – 27 January to 26 February 2015. This Is Not Me. Something I can’t remember has done something I can’t see and made me someone I don’t know.

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June 2019 conference report

4th June Conference – Technological innovation – improving life after brain injury What a terrific conference this was!  We would…

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March 2019 AGM & Conference: Brain Injury and Mental Health

It doesn’t seem like a year since our previous AGM but my goodness time flies! I am pleased to report…

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December 2018 conference: Fostering Communication and Creativity following Brain Injury

What a wonderful way to end another excellent year of ABIL conferences and great to see so many people attending…

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ABIL Conference 3rd September 2018: Brain Injury – What Needs to Change?

At ABIL committee meetings, conferences and during networking, we frequently seem to find ourselves talking about what needs to change…

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June 2018 Conference: ‘Brain Injury – a Lifelong Journey’

We are all familiar with the term ‘long-term conditions’ and there is a plethora of information, guidance and reports that…

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March 2018 AGM & conference: Epilepsy after Brain Injury

It was great to report on yet another busy year for ABIL and the continuation of quarterly conferences, which are…

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December 2017 – ABIL 10 Year Anniversary Conference – ‘Brain Injury in London – Now and in the Future’

ABIL would like to say a huge thank you to the many people who joined us for our wonderful 10…

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September 2017 Conference: Opportunities and Initiatives after Brain Injury

The September conference provided an opportunity to learn about four different ideas and approaches after brain injury. From a book…

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June 2017 Conference: Concussion with focus on Sport

ABIL welcomed 3 excellent speakers; Dr Richard Sylvester, Dr Simon Kemp and Dr Sam Barke along with a well-attended room…

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March 2017 AGM & Conference: Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation

The ABIL AGM & Conference on 7 March welcomed a very large number of delegates and 4 excellent speakers –…

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ABIL interactive Conference – 6 December 2016 (presentations now downloadable)

A variety of presentations provided wonderful examples of work contributing to ‘Well-being and Quality of Life after Brain Injury’: Sally…

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ABIL September 2016 Conference: Improving the Pathway after Brain Injury

On the hottest September day for over 100 years,  ABIL welcomed delegates and presenters from the Neuro-Navigators Group, a CCG…

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ABIL June 2016 Conference: Research and Brain Injury – Making a Difference

Positive feedback was received from delegates who attended our June conference and we are grateful to Professor David Sharp and…

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