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Did you know that the cost of supporting an individual with autism or a mental health condition ranges from £33,000 to £98,000 per annum?

More than 30 local authorities and providers are using Brain in Hand to reduce the costs of support whilst dramatically improving outcomes. We’ve gathered 5 great examples.

To plan how Brain in Hand can save you money and change the lives of those in your region, get in touch.

Saving up to £26,500 on residential costs

shutterstock_291627656The Devon Partnership NHS Trust reports that Brain in Hand is a key tool in helping individuals move from residential to independent living. This transition in care delivered savings of between £15,900 and £26,500 per individual – not bad for software that costs £20 per week.



Saving £10,000 in one-to-one staffing

User 3 copy smallWith an “Outstanding” Ofsted rated Additional Learning Support team, Sussex Coast College have saved £10,000 a year using Brain in Hand and “Wouldn’t be without it”. Brain in Hand gives students reassurance and instant access to the Learning Support Team when they want it, replacing one-to-one class room staff.



Cutting individual travel budgets by £3,693

Many people with autism find public transport a huge challenge. Derek is a young man in his twenties who has autism and is frequently non-verbal. Derek had to rely on staff from Autism East Midands accompanying him to and from his day centre. With Brain in Hand, Derek is now able to use the local bus, saving more than 8 hours a week in support staff time.





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Easing demand on night support staff

Night shift teams shutterstock_343800929can sometimes feel stretched. The “security net” that Brain in Hand offers is reducing demand on such teams. One women with asperger’s would meltdown when alone at night; but Brain in Hand has given her “more confidence to be able to tackle issues” and significantly decrease her reliance on night time support. As one to one night time support is more than £100, this represents a vital saving.


Reducing crisis support time

Autism TDfLRKMj6ogether saw a universal reduction in anxiety, less escalation and far fewer restraints when using Brain in Hand. Less staff time was needed to support users as difficult or challenging behaviour was reduced and a marked decrease in the “fall-out” from problems that cropped up unexpectedly was seen.



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Our Users

  • Brain in Hand has helped me to solve all sorts of problems by myself, which has really built my confidence. For example, I have an issue with eye contact when I talk with friends. To solve this, I plan in advance what I can say to a person, which is something I put into my Brain in Hand.

    Brain in Hand user

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  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

    Parent of a Brain in Hand user

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  • “We can use Brain in Hand to help people to achieve those outcomes and use the data from the system to demonstrate this: You put the same things into Brain in Hand that are being measured by the council.”

    Brain in Hand user

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