By Beth Rose
BBC Ouch

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There are “deep concerns” for brain injury survivors after many reported losing rehabilitation services during the Covid-19 lockdown.

A survey by the charity Headway found 57% of people, injured since 2018, had seen face-to-face services stopped.

The first two years of recovery are crucial in regaining skills, such as talking, with fears this could affect future independence.

The government acknowledged it had been “a challenging time”.

Headway conducted its survey across all brain injury rehab services, with 1,140 respondents.

It found about 60% of those were frustrated by the situation, their anxiety and depression had increased

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