April 2015 will see many changes to the way social care is delivered across England. The Care Bill will act as the vehicle for these changes and has already gone through Parliament. It is currently awaiting Royal Assent to
Discussions between the Department of Health and BIRT (Brain Injury Rehab Trust) resulted in an agreement that BIRT would create a Brain Injury Needs Indicator (BINI) that can be used in conjunction with the current formal
needs assessment. The tool can assist Local Authority assessors in evidencing brain injury and provides information to support decision making about the type/level of care an individual with brain injury needs.
Councils will not be under a legal obligation to use BINI.