Support for Carers
HOSPITAL LINK WORKER
We have a Link Worker who can visit the hospital and help you at the earliest of stages including supporting you while still at hospital or helping back home.
ENQUIRY LINE - Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
If you simply need to chat to someone
or want to find out more about our services
advice or information
not sure where to turn next
1 TO 1 FAMILY SUPPORT
We can provided 1 to 1 Caseworkers who will visit the family and assess what help you need to be able to move forward with your life again and then help put the services in place.
We also have specialist MACMILLAN CASEWORKERS for those affected by a brain injury & a cancer within the family.
1 TO 1 BRAIN INJURY CASE WORKER
If you have no carer/family to support you, we can provided 1 to 1 Case Workers who will assess you to see what help you need to be able to move forward with your life again and then help put the services in place.
We run groups where carers can meet other carers who have been through similar experiences. This informal and carers welcome all newcomers.
We run sessions focusing on carers health and general well-being
SOCIAL GROUPS AND EVENTS
We hold many fun social events from lunches to trips out
TRAINING FOR CARERS
We offer training to carers in understanding brain injury and many other areas
We are able to offer 6 sessions on a one to one basis with a professional counsellor for a 'one off' payments of £25
FAST TRACK SUPPORT WORKER
We can provide a quick response to specific needs around benefit applications/appeals/tribunals without the need to go on a waiting list. Cost: £25 for up to 3 sessions.
We can recruit a 1 to 1 worker to support the brain injured person at home and to access activities in the community, whilst at the same time enabling the carer to have a break
SPORTS, HEALTH & WELLBEING
We now offer a range of sports activities as part of the programme when attending our day services. All costs for activities are covered in the fee but clients must be assessed for suitability prior to being accepted onto the programme.
SPORTS IN THE COMMUNITY
We have a varied programme of sporting activities that can be accessed by the whole family. To give everyone an opportunity to participate, we ask that any Brain Injured person requiring support is accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities include; walks, pool, table tennis, fishing, cricket, walking football, social clubs, lunch clubs and coffee clubs, as well as one off trips. Charges may apply. See our Sports & Wellbeing calendar for what's on.
Across the UK, it is estimated that there are as many as half a million people living with the long-term effects of brain injury. Some of those people have disabilities so severe that they need specialist care in a residential setting, but the vast majority live at home, with partners and parents and other family members who take on the additional role of carer.
So, if someone close to you has had a brain injury and you are now their carer, it may be helpful to know that there are many people who have faced the same uncertainties and anxieties that you may be feeling. You are not alone and there is information and support available.
Headway Birmingham & Solihull offer a number of services that families/carers can access mostly FREE of charge and to meet different needs so call 0121-457-7541 to find out more