Improving Life After Brain Injury

Families and Carers

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

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.

Dudley Carer Group Programme

Wolverhampton/Willenhall/Walsall Carer Group Programme

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.

Dates for meetings until the end of December 2018 are:

  • Thursday 27th September
  • Thursday 11th October
  • Thursday 25th October
  • Thursday 8th November
  • Thursday 22nd November
  • Thursday 6th December
  • Thursday 20th December

The Group is open to adults over the age of 18. Where individuals need support they will need to be accompanied by a responsible person.

We are grateful for the support of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in the development of this new Group.

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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Headway Black Country:
Registered charity No: 1089171

A Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales:
No: 4001321

Affiliated to Headway – the brain injury association, a registered charity.