Family Services | Headway Black Country

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.

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

Carer Group ( Virtual)
In response to the COVID 19 lock down our Carer Groups are suspended until further notice. In their place we have launched a virtual Carer Group using ZOOM video conferencing – this is taking place every Thursday morning at 10.30 am . It is an informal opportunity for carers to link up during lockdown. If you would like to get involved please contact us so we can provide you with more details.

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

Carer Meeting Dates 2020

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!

For more information call 01384 869961 or e-mail

Heads Up Social Group for Families, Friends and Survivors

Our Social Group offers those adults affected by Acquired Brain Injury to access a safe and understanding environment for informal social activities, enabling new friendships, sharing knowledge and reducing isolation.

The Group is meeting every other week on Thursday between 7 pm and 9 pm at our Centre on Martin Hill Street, Dudley, DY2 8RT.

Meetings of Carer Groups and Heads Up are suspended until further notice due to the COVID 19 outbreak – we will restart meetings as soon as circumstances allow.

The Group is open to adults over the age of 18.

We ask that new people wishing to join the “Heads Up Group” come along someone who knows them well, for the first few meetings.

Where individuals need support they will need to be accompanied by a responsible person at all Group events.

For more information contact us on 01384 869961

Headway UK

Headway UK produces a wide range of information about brain injury and has a web area for carers/families

It also offers a nurse led telephone helpline (0808 800 2244) and website called ‘I’m calling about Chris to help people keep family and friends updated on the condition of a loved one following brain injury.

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