The journal's editor writes “The next article deals with a topic which some might deem to be on the edge of social care yet its overlapping health and social care needs clearly place it within social work’s remit. Acquired brain injury (ABI) affects increasing numbers of adults in the UK and has implications for long-term and rehabilitative care and support. Yet, as Holloway and Fyson point out, scant attention has been given to people with ABI in the social work literature. The use of personalisation as practice and process also raises tensions and challenges for the social worker. The authors suggest that personalised practice is crucial to effective practice and positive outcomes but often contrasts with the more bureaucratic way in which the process is managed. They suggest that assessment of a person with ABI should not be a one size fits all but needs to involve sufficient contacts between social worker and client to enable a relationship to be formed. Additionally, social workers need to have developed an understanding of what ABI is and how lives can be improved."
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