Following Action for Brain Injury Week, every 90 seconds, someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain injury. We highlight organisations that help and support people living with a brain injury.
Colin Morris, Director of Communications at Headway UK, said: “Every 90 seconds, someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain injury – It’s a startling statistic that I’m sure will stop many of us in our tracks.
People tend to think that bad things only happen to other people, but the reality is, brain injuries can impact any one of us at any time – and it only takes a second for someone’s life to be changed forever.
During the campaign, we hope people will learn more about brain injury through the powerful stories we will share from brain injury survivors. We want people to see how they can support our work to rebuild meaningful lives by considering donating their time volunteering with Headway or by simply sharing our message.”
3 Million Steps
3 Million Steps helps to provide the equipment and services needed by brain injury survivors and their carers so they can concentrate on their recovery and once again live with dignity, self-worth and return to being a valued member of society and their families.
Headway aims to improve life after brain injury and provides a range of informational resources. The charity has branches across the UK that offer in-person and online support. These branches provide rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care to survivors and families.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)
BIRT provides specialist residential, hospital and community-based services for individuals and delivers high-quality rehabilitation, particularly for adults with complex or challenging needs. This enables those with brain injuries to participate in life as fully as possible and enjoy as much independence as they can.
Brain Injury Group
The Brain Injury Group exists to support individuals and families affected by brain injury, and the health and social care professionals working in this specialist field.
British Association of Brain Injury & Complex Case Management
BABICM aims to share knowledge and promote excellence in brain injury and complex case management for adults, children, and young people.
Brain and Spine Foundation
The Brain and Spine Foundation provides expert help and support to anyone affected by brain and spinal injuries. They offer a helpline, peer support groups and health information.
UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum
UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) focuses primarily on raising awareness for acquired brain injuries by lobbying, signposting, networking and educating groups.
Head for Change
Head for Change are pioneers for positive change for brain health in sport, and support ex-players affected by neurodegenerative disease due to their professional sporting career in football or rugby.
The Disabilities Trust
The Disabilities Trust is a charity that works alongside people with an acquired brain injury and physical disabilities to help them live as independently as possible.
The Children’s Trust
The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability the opportunity to live the best life possible by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.
Acquired brain injury following an accident or assault affects thousands of people each year, and can be caused by car, motorbike and cycling accidents, accidents at work, assault and medical negligence.
If you or a family member has been affected by a head or brain injury, we can help. We will deal with your claim as quickly as possible and help maximise recovery and compensation.