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Advocacy Campaign

ABI Ireland launched its first-ever national advocacy campaign in September 2015 to raise awareness of ABI in Ireland. Specifically, the campaign seeks to influence policy and resource allocation decisions in relation to specialist ABI services.

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Campaign Theme

The theme for the campaign is ‘Don’t Save Me, Then Leave Me. Rehabilitation is a Right, Not a Request’. This theme is based on the reality that more and more people are surviving brain injury as a result of advances in medicine and technology but then, due to a lack of resources for neuro-rehabilitation, they are often left to only exist as opposed to live their lives. You can read the ABI Manifesto here.

How you can help?

  • Write/email/visit your local politicians to lobby them to introduce a dedicated programme of investment for people with ABI to implement current neuro-rehabilitation policy
  • Promote the campaign on social media
  • Tell your own ABI story to your elected representatives
  • Share your ABI story with us advocacy@abiireland.ie
  • Sign up to Supporters Network and Petition

If you are an elected representative:

  • Lobby the key decision makers in Government to introduce a dedicated programme of investment for people with ABI
  • Bring the ABI Manifesto to the attention of the Minister for Health and the relevant Oireachtas committees
  • Tell colleagues in your political party about ABI
  • Raise a PQ/have a debate/raise it at local council meetings.

Download ABI Ireland's Manifesto, posters and postcards.

ABI manifesto download

ABI Rehabilitation Posters download

ABI Rehabilitation Postcards download

The launch event took place on Wednesday 23 September 2015.

Go to our Facebook page to view the photographs. Check out our Twitter account for the live tweets. In addition, you can download the speeches made on the day by clicking on the speaker’s name: