If you are looking after someone with an ABI then our new programme to support carers might be for you.

During four half-day sessions, we will support small groups of people who are finding their way as carers of someone who has suffered a brain injury.  It is likely that they will be fairly new to living with ABI but do please talk to us if you feel the programme would be helpful to you.

Each session will deal with an aspect of your caring role and will allow you to:

  • Develop a better understanding of what ABI is, some insight into how it may feel to live with the condition and the effect of challenging symptoms.
  •  Look at the concerns and challenges that can arise for families and partners and explore coping strategies including other sources of beneficial support or advice.
  • Learn about formal sources of help including legal and financial support, benefit entitlements, continuing care and compensation. Think about planning for the future.
  • Consider how to look after yourself and keep well as a carer, including what relevant sources of support are available to you and thinking about next steps.

The sessions are facilitated by our support worker, Lyn Henwood, who is experienced in supporting people living with ABI day to day.  She will be supported by people who are knowledgeable about areas such as benefits, personal injury claims and occupational health for ABI.

The first programme dates are as follows:

Haywards Heath:   October  3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th (afternoons)

Worthing:  November  7th, 14th, 21st and 28th (mornings)

Please contact us on  info@headwaywestsussex.org.uk or  07938 858153  for more details.