BIAT can provide a Brain Injury Assistance Card to people with an acquired brain injury and/or epilepsy.
The card has a photo of the person on it and details the person’s name, their date of birth (optional), areas where the person may experience difficulty/difficulties i.e. speech, memory etc. and a nominated contact person.
The Assistance card program is run in partnership with Tasmania Police. The Police Assistance Line phone number is included on the card and is usually only rung when the person’s nominated contact person cannot be reached.
New National Brain Injury Assistance Card Service
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) has received project funding to expand the Assistance Card to a National Card Service.
The New National Card Service will be available later in 2021.