30 Jun 2012

Brain injury charity faces uncertain future

9:49 pm on 30 June 2012

A Wellington charity that helps people with brain injuries says it has run out of money and could be forced to close.

Brain Injury Wellington provides people with advice, advocacy and support with things like filing ACC claims.

The organisation says it has about 250 new requests each month for information.

But it warns it may not be able to continue providing support due to a funding crisis, largely brought about by a drop in charitable grants.

Spokesperson Warwick Wiles says no other agency provides the sort of specialist assistance people with brain injuries need; and he is worried those needing their help will be left without vital care and support if it folds.