supporting brain injury survivors to adapt and adjust to new home and work circumstances
Brain Injury Touchpoint (BITP) was formed by Dr Raymond Lynch in 2013 as a way of sharing the story of his recovery from a traumatic brain injury resulting from a road traffic accident. BITP expanded into a website, publishing the experiences of other brain injury survivors, while also signposting helpful directions and links to organisations working within the sector. BITP has participated in UKABIF conferences (United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum) and has been involved in the ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Alliance, both of which were instrumental in promoting the work of BITP and informing the direction it took. In 2019, Raymond presented the initiation of the ‘Return to Work Accommodations Programme’ as part of his role with Procter & Gamble. The pandemic interrupted the UK roll-out of this programme but the valuable work Raymond had been doing in the US resulted in him being appointed ‘Global Ambassador for Employees with Disabilities and Medical Conditions’. BITP was registered as a charitable trust in April, 2020.
We are sad to inform you that, as of January 2022, BITP will disband its operations due to constraints on time and resources. The trustees and team at BITP are enormously proud of what Raymond has achieved and the work he continues to champion at Procter & Gamble. The ‘Return to Work Accommodations Programme’ devised by Raymond will provide many large, medium and small businesses and organisations with the capability of delivering a support structure for brain injury survivors returning to work. It is BITP’s hope that this programme will be widely disseminated and employers will see the value of making the programme a standard feature for their most valuable resource - their employees.
The trustees of BITP would like to thank the directors of Procter & Gamble, USA for the belief they have shown in BITP and its work and the financial support which made it all possible.