Peter & Val Howell
Peter and Val moved to the UK from Australia several years ago and made their home here.
Unfortunately, Val fell down the stairs at work 4 years ago, which left her unable to work
and needing 24 hour care. They have no family in the UK, so Peter turned to Headway
Birmingham & Solihull for some much needed support
Val attends Headway Birmingham & Solihull’s Social Rehab sessions on a daily basis which is helping with her memory and behavioural issues. This also allows Peter to attend HBS’s Carer Wellbeing sessions and lunch clubs, where he can share both the highs and lows of caring for Val, as well as support new carers who are just starting their journey.
Peter has also benefited from counselling, arranged through HBS’s Carer Services Team, which helped him adjust to the ‘new Val’ he is now married to.