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Brain Injury Support
Brain Injury Support
Most injury types that result in a permanent, life-altering impact often have support groups or organisations associated with that specific injury type to help provide support and care for those in need. We have outlined some of the major charities and support groups that are associated with giving care to people who have been impacted by a brain injury.
Headway – Brain Injury Support Group
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injuries. It is arguably the biggest charity for neurological disorders and brain injuries in the UK which is why we have gone into lots of detail about what Headway does in particular. If you would like to find out more about the work that Headway does to support people who have suffered brain injuries, visit their website. It supports people who suffer from brain injuries in a number of different ways:
Headway – Local and National Brain Injury Support Groups
Headway UK provides support to local Groups and Branches and helps to deliver high-quality services through guidance on policies, procedures, standards and training. Additionally:
- The Headway UK Helpline provides information, advice about other support resources, information about where to find rehabilitation services local to you and it offers a listening ear to those experiencing problems.
- They publish a range of booklets containing information about aspects of brain injury that will be very helpful to those directly affected, plus professionals, employers and members of the public.
- They promote understanding of brain injury and its effects.
- They lobby for better support and resources to be made available by statutory health and social care providers.
- They campaign for awareness, measures and policy that can help reduce the likelihood of someone suffering a brain injury – such as highlighting and encouraging the best practices around safety equipment in the workplace.
UKABIF stands for the United Kingdom Brain Injury Forum which is a membership organisation and charity which aims to promote the understanding of brain injuries and how they can impact your life. They campaign for the improvement of services relating to people who suffer from brain injuries and they also organise conferences and events where people can find out more about brain injuries. To find out more, visit their website.
Brain Injury is Big
This charity is geared towards the loved ones of people who have suffered severe brain injuries. They offer support through an online discussion forum where you can talk to other carers and a telephone helpline. To access these services, visit their website.
The Brain Charity
The Brain Charity seeks to offer emotional support and practical help to anyone who has a neurological condition, as well as their family and friends. While a lot of the people that access their support or go to their social events will suffer from congenital neurological disorders, there may also be people who have acquired a brain injury later in life. You can find out more about The Brain Charity and its services by visiting their website.
Whether you are a carer, a loved one or someone directly impacted by a brain injury, you deserve support. There are other charities out there that might cater to your specific needs a little bit better, but this guide should highlight some of the major options of support for those who suffer or know someone who suffers from a brain injury.
If the accident which caused your brain injury was not your fault, First Personal Injury will endeavour to support you through this difficult period by providing further information about charities and support groups that are right for you.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you have been experienced an accident that wasn’t your fault which has left you with a brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.
To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.
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