People with Acquired Brain Injury lead dignified and meaningful lives in an inclusive community
To support and empower people to advocate for themselves and enhance the lives of other people with Acquired Brain Injury
The values listed below are reflective of what BIM stands for and how we have always strived to operate and will continue to do so.
• Inclusion – All people with ABI are recognised and respected as valued and contributing members of society
• Agency – Supporting people with ABI to make their own decisions and choices through access to information, self-advocacy training and connections with groups and the community
• Collaboration – Fostering a spirit of collaboration within our organisation, the ABI community, mainstream organisations, and all people with disability
• Co-design – People with disability are meaningfully involved in all aspects of services, policies, and programs – defining, conceptualising, designing, developing, implementing, and reviewing
• Equity – Pursue opportunities for people with disability so they can access, participate fully and flourish in all areas including the law, employment, education, and housing
• Transparency and Accountability – We will operate in an open and honest manner, be accountable to our members and meet all our legal and fiduciary requirements and those of our funders
• Respect – All people are treated with dignity and courtesy including people with disability, members of BIM, staff, and stakeholders
• Diversity – We strive to reflect, and accept without question, people from diverse backgrounds, including cultural, demographic and gender
Brain Injury Matters has developed five goals with objectives for our work over the next two years, 2020 to 2022.
Goal 1: Empowerment
Empowering people living with an Acquired Brain Injury through facilitating self-advocacy and providing peer support
Goal 2: Awareness
Raising awareness about the effects of Acquired Brain Injury through community education
Goal 3: Address Isolation
Providing support to alleviate the isolation and marginalisation experienced by people living with an Acquired Brain Injury
Goal 4: Being a Voice
Being a voice of people with an Acquired Brain Injury to inform local, state, and national bodies around relevant issues
Goal 5: Sustainability
Being a sustainable, accountable, and transparent organisation
To read more about the organisation’s goals and strategic direction, please click on the PDF link here, “Brain Injury Matters Strategic Direction 2023 to 2026“.