Family and carer support

An acquired brain injury doesn’t just affect an individual; it can profoundly change relationships and the lives of entire families. Depending upon the severity of your relative’s injury and its effects, you may have to make many changes to the way you live and in some cases this means becoming a full-time or part-time carer.

How can Headway Somerset Help?

  • Telephone line 01823 618519 is staffed Monday to Thursday 10.00 – 4.00 to answer enquiries and offer support and information
  • Our Hospital Liaison Service staff will often be the first people from Headway that you meet while your relative is in hospital. They have a vital role in supporting you, helping with advice and information, helping you navigate some of the services and systems and being a listening ear when you need that most [email protected]
  • The Relatives Support Group is run by the Hospital Liaison Service and is an opportunity to share your experiences. Often the best source of support is other people in a similar situation. The group provides a safe space to share experiences and be supported along with occasional expert speakers. For more information on the location, dates and time of the group please contact our main office number 01823 618519


    *In view of Covid-19 restrictions, there are no groups currently being held. If you would be interested in participating in a Zoom group from 2:00-3:00pm on Monday 20th July, email:

    [email protected]

    and a link will be sent so that you can join the meeting.

Other Sources of Support

Caring for someone with a Brain Injury

Somerset Carers Service   Somerset Carers

Headway UK Emergency Fund   email [email protected]   02086408413

Financial support for families in the very early days following an accident or illness to cover immediate expenses.