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I care for someone with an acquired brain injury and terminal diagnosis
Headway Birmingham and Solihull is a local charity set up to give help and support to people affected by an acquired brain injury.
A brain injury affects more than just the individual. It can change relationships in an instant, altering family dynamics and putting emotional strain on all those who love and care for the person who has sustained the injury.
Headway aims to promote greater understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide support, information and services for people who have sustained brain injury, their families and carers. As one of Birmingham Carers Hub’s partners, they provide support to those who provide care to someone with an acquired brain injury. Find out more about their Carer support here.
Headway Birmingham and Solihull has a specialist Case Worker who can support families where there is both an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and a cancer or terminal diagnosis. Headway’s Macmillan Case Worker can support the same person with both conditions or if there is one person with (ABI) and the other person has cancer. The Macmillan Case Worker can offer:
- specialist information and advice
- help to access relevant benefits
- support to understand treatment and diagnosis
- emotional support
- referral to other specialist agencies, including Macmillan services.
Support can be accessed by ringing calling 0121 457 7541 option 1. Referrals are accepted from professionals as well as self-referrals.