Brain injury doesn't just affect the person living with the condition, it also affects those around them.  Family, friends and loved ones also have to adjust to life after brain injury and it can be very difficult. 

It is always hard to witness a loved one struggling with illness or injury, it can make us feel helpless and alone.  After brain injury it can be even more difficult if your loved one is affected by subtle personality changes, a lack of insight about their own injury and its effects, memory problems and communication difficulties.  All this can make the transition from loved one to carer truly overwhelming. At Headway Nottingham we understand all this, and our staff are always at the end of the phone if you need to talk to someone, and most importantly, we offer you the chance to have some respite from your caring safe in the knowledge that your loved one is happy and well looked after while they are with us.

Unpaid carers are chronically undervalued and deserve recognition for the vitally important role they play in our society.  If you are caring for one of our clients please know that we are here to support you as well as them.