National Assistance Card Launch

December 20, 2021

National Assistance Card

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania officially launched its National Assistance Card at the beginning of December.

Held at Hobart's Waterside Pavilion, the event was well received by people living with brain injury, key stakeholders and political members.

The event was MC'd by The ABC's Sabra Lane who did a marvelous job of introducing key speakers Cate Curwood, who lives with brain injury, BIAT EO Deborah Byrne, Tasmania Police Inspector John Toohey and BIAT supporter Izzy Elliot.

BIAT was proud to reveal its ambassadors for the National Assistance Card, Ita Buttrose and Alexa Leary (Move For Lex), at the launch.

People with brain injury were invited to the stage to officially unveil an oversized National Assistance Card, officially launching the Card. Life member Nicho Baily was given the honour of addressing the crowd to launch the Card.

You can view photos from the launch by heading to our Facebook page.

The National Assistance Card, a personalised card to assist people with brain injury in the community, is a project funded by the Department of Social Services.

The Card is an expansion of the Tasmanian Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Identification Card.

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania and the National Assistance Card Service would like to thank the Hobart City Council for their support regarding the event. BIAT and the NAC Service were awarded funds after applying for the Community Quick Response Grant. We encourage other organisations in Hobart to apply for this grant.

For more information visit the National Assistance Card website.

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