Carers

We offer a variety of services for carers – which can be accessed as much or as little as needed.  Carers can dip in and out as their needs change.  It may be that Headway Bristol does not actually deliver all of these services itself – but can signpost and refer to other relevant and appropriate organisations.  If a carer is receiving positive support, they will be gaining the skills and knowledge and strength they need in order to cope with the changes in their family.  This in turn will have a positive effect on the person with the brain injury.  And just taking the time out for themselves will on its own act as respite.

Our Services are:

  • Crisis advice & support – People can come to our centre, drop into the Resource Library, or book a one-to-one appointment.  Alternatively, we can visit people on hospital wards, or in their homes.
  • Signposting and onward referral to other appropriate organisations.
  • Resource library – See Support Section.
  • One-to-one support –  telephone, or face-to-face.
  • Drop-in groups.
  • Support with Independent Living.
  • Providing invaluable respite for families and carers of people with brain injury.

Headway Bristol Carer’s Group

Headway Bristol offers an informal carers group where people can share experiences and offer peer support. We offer a range of different activities from quizzes to meals out, as well as tea and biscuits.

Where: Headway Bristol, Beckspool Building, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1LE.
When: In 2018, our carer’s group will run on the first Tuesday of every other month, in February, April, June, August, October and December.
Time: 7pm – 9pm.

For more information please contact Tracey or Nicky, on 0117 340 4483.

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