Revolutionising brain injury recovery:
the SameYou & Visionable partnership
Almost 1 in 3 people
will face a brain injury or stroke
in their lifetime.
More than 135 million globally
are living with the consequences of an Acquired Brain Injury. *
By 2025, numbers will double
of those living with a brain injury in ageing populations. †
Rebalancing the current inequality in recovery service provision
Despite these huge numbers, brain injury survivors have highlighted the lack of sufficient long-term holistic rehabilitation support. Post-acute recovery therapies and neuropsychological support make a huge difference to the quality of life of a survivor, yet there is a huge gap at this point in the stroke and brain injury care pathway.
Watch Jenny Clarke (SameYou’s co-founder and CEO) and Visionable’s Victor Adebowale and Alan Lowe discuss the parnership and their vision for the future of brain injury recovery.
The Visionable and SameYou partnership aims to rebalance the current inequality in recovery service provision and reprioritise neurorecovery care via four pillars of work:
Secure support for a full life
Breaking down barriers
Research, education and experience
Providing a voice to survivors
The Visionable and SameYou partnership
Collaboration with neuro specialists
Aligned values in equitable healthcare
Knowledge of healthcare systems
Network of specialists and healthcare organisations
Secure and trusted platform
Who are SameYou?
The charity SameYou was set up in 2019. Its founder, Emilia Clarke survived two life-threatening brain hemorrhages and a stroke in her twenties. She saw that she was not alone in finding recovery support very hard to find.
Emilia, together with her mum, Jenny Clarke, began SameYou to work towards three goals:
- Take action to improve and increase access to neurorehabilitation
- Provide a platform so Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) survivors can have their needs heard.
- Act as a catalyst for change, working with the most innovative partners.
They have built the foundations of a strong global community of survivors, carers, clinicians, and healthcare leaders.
While they don’t deliver services themselves, they support peer groups and self-help communities.
SameYou’s mission is to show the need for transformational change. They use their global reach to give a voice to the millions of survivors and carers whose needs aren’t being met by rehabilitation services.
SameYou hope to create transformational change through partnering with leaders in digital solutions designed with healthcare in mind.
Visionable has been working with the NHS for over 10 years to ensure stroke sufferers get the care they need when they need it.
* Seshadri, S. & Wold, P.A. Lifetime risk of stroke and dementia: current concepts, and estimates from the Framingham Study. Lancet Neurol. 6, 1106-1114 (2007)
† Stroke Association