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Support for families and carers

The family and carers of someone who has a brain injury are almost certainly likely to be affected by the changes in their partner, father, mother, child or friend.

Support for famlies and carers West Midlands

It is important that they are offered support and given information about the difficulties the person with the brain injury may have and how these can be understood and helped.

At Headway Black Country we aim to provide support and information for adults over 18 years with an acquired brain injury, their families and/or carers.


Carer Support Groups

We have a regular programme of Carer Support Groups at Dudley and Willenhall.

Dudley Carer Group Programme

Willenhall Carer Group Programme

These are informal opportunities for carers to get together over a coffee and meet others who understand the difficulty in coping with the effects of brain injury.The programme will develop to reflect the needs of carers, for instance involving speakers and offering outings etc.

Any carers , family member or friend of survivors of an acquired brain injury are welcome, however any other interested carer will not be turned away!

Pop along and see for yourself or contact Kerry on 01384 869961


We have wide ranging knowledge of the needs of people affected by brain injury and of possible sources of help and support. We have a resource library of leaflets and booklets covering all aspects of acquired brain injury and, most importantly, will always provide a listening ear.

Over a twelve month period we provide for all carers, at least one training and information session held in one of the Boroughs in the Black Country.

Outreach Service

With support from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, we are providing an Outreach Service to help families and carers get the right support and access the services they need to manage the often complex consequences of brain injury. Outreach Service


Headway Black Country Citizens Advice Bureau Advice Service

With help from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund we are offering, with our partner Dudley Citizens Advice Bureaux, a free, independent and confidential advice service specifically for people with acquired brain injury, their families and carers. CAB Advice Service


Headway Black Country is now offering a counselling service for survivors, their carers and close family members for a defined range of problems. Counselling

Headway UK - Nurse-led helpline

Headway UK offers a free, confidential helpline service available to anyone with a question about brain injury - from survivors and carers to students and professionals. Run by a team of trained nurses and non-clinical staff with expertise in supporting people with brain injury, it aims to provide information on all aspects of acquired brain injury including symptoms, rehabilitation and practical problems

It is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, but you can leave an answerphone message at any time. There is also a wealth of information and answers to frequently asked questions on their web site- Headway UK

Calls to the helpline are free from most landline telephones and the following mobile networks: Virgin, 3, Orange, O2, T-mobile and Vodafone. Telephone No. 0808 800 2244

Headway UK - Online communities

Headway UK online communities aim to give you the chance to connect online with other people who are affected by brain injury. Through our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a HealthUnlocked forum, anyone can take part, from brain injury survivors and their carers to professionals in the field.

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Headway Black Country:
Registered charity No: 1089171

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