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As of the 1st July 2015, West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership (WD HSCP) has been formally established and replaced the former Community Health & Care Partnership. The service information within this website is still relevant - the content is currently being transferred to an updated WD HSCP website that will go live in the next few weeks.



"Getting Your Head around Brain Injury"

The definition of acquired brain injury (ABI) describes a condition which is acquired after birth (from 5 years old) and can apply to any age. It is non-progressive and caused by various traumas to the brain.
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Typically, this could be due to damage to brain tissue after:


  • road traffic accidents
  • assaults
  • falls
  • industrial accidents
  • sporting accidents
  • poisoning
  • viral infections to the brain
  • neuro surgery 
  • damage to blood vessels in the brain.



People’s experience of brain injury can differ greatly from one person to the next. Brain injury can affect every area of a person’s life which can be either for the long or the short term.

 Aims of the Service:


The aim of the service is to provide community based integrative assessment and rehabilitation for brain injured individuals and their families. To facilitate individuals smooth transition between hospital and community, where necessary by improving services and the knowledge and understanding of ABI among service users, carers and professionals.


Our team consists of both a social work and psychology component which is advantageous to everyone as it ensures that a holistic care package is put in place for each client.


We believe in partnership working and have established a local Managed Care Network for Acquired Brain Injury which meets regularly to discuss issues relevant to ABI, including working on the development of ABI training, service standards, research, and supports.


Contact Us

Acquired Brain Injury Team

Community Health and Care Partnership

6-14 Bridge Street


G82 1NT


Tel: 01389 737020


You can contact us by email 

Useful Websites


Scottish Head Injury Forum (SHIF)  

Managed Clinical Network

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)

View our service documents/reports in the Resource Library

 You can download Inspection reports about the service from the

Care Inspectorate 


Not only do we offer support to our clients, but we encourage that they support each other and a peer support group called the BIEN group has become well established and has many active members who are keen to develop opportunities for each other.


We support anyone over the age of 16 years old who lives within West Dunbartonshire and who has received a brain injury which is the main issue affecting their quality of life. The referral pathway is easy and we take referrals from hospitals, GPs, family members or from service users themselves.  You can download the referral form from here.


You can view the Acquired Brain Injury Service Information Guide 2014 within in our  Resource Library



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