The Acquirer

for those involved with ABI and education

The Acquirer is an independent magazine which serves the interests of the community of people involved in the education of children, young people and adults who have an Acquired Brain Injury.  It is run by an editorial committee as a non-profit-making venture, and has had three issues a year. However the number of readers is diminishing  and we are considering making changes.  The committee would like to hear your opinion.  Please email with your thoughts

The Acquirer was originally the newsletter of the charity HIRE (Head Injury Re-Education), which later became Acquire.  When the charity sadly folded in September 2005, we decided that we would maintain The Acquirer as a magazine for those involved in education and ABI. Contributors come from that community with articles by parents, young people and professionals, ranging from teachers, psychologists and students to nurses, speech therapists, OTs and other therapists. If you have something to contibute please email

The Acquirer and Cabiig

The Childrenís Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group (CABIIG) is a loose consortium of charities working in the field of children's acquired brain injury.  The consortium will be using the Acquirer to report on developments of the individual organisations as well as on CABIIG itself.  You can find news and events in all issues.  In future issues we hope to feature the work of different members of Cabiig.

Current members are:


Brain and Spine Foundation

7 Winchester House

Kennington Park

Cranmer Road

London SW9 6EJ 

020 7793 5900 

Helpline 0808 808 1000 




Child Brain Injury Trust

Unit 1, The Great Barn

Baynardís Green

Nr Bicester OX27 7SG

01869 341075

helpline 0845 601 4939




Contact a Family

Contact a Family

209-211 City Road



                                                                                     020 7608 8700





Different Strokes

9 Canon Harnett Court

Wolverton Mill

Milton Keynes MK12 5NF

Tel: 0845 130 7172




Encephalitis Society

7b Saville Street


Yorkshire YO17 7LL

01653 692583

Helpline 01653 699599 





Headway - the brain injury association

4 King Edward Court

King Edward Street


0115 924 0800 (admin)

0808 800 2244 (helpline)





89 Albert Embankment
London SW19 8EQ

Phone: 0845 120 3713

Helpline: 0845 123







BIBIC - British Institute for Brain Injured Children

Knowle Hall


Somerset TA7 8PJ

Tel: 01278 684060




Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)

42 Park Road

Peterborough PE1 2UQ

Tel: (01733) 555988





Meningitis Trust

Fern House,

Bath Rd

Stroud GL5 3TL

24-hour Helpline 0845 6000 800


The Childrenís Trust

Tadworth Court


Surrey KT20  5RU

01737 365000


Supporting Head Injured Pupils in Schools (SHIPS)

43/45 Stanley Road


Bristol BS15 4NX

0117 9673279

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