Caring for someone with a brain injury

This section is for the carers and family members of people with a brain injury. If you are caring for someone with a brain injury, or have a relative being treated in hospital, then the information should help you to meet the challenges ahead and find the support you need.

Brain injury doesn't just affect individuals; it can transform the lives of entire families. Depending upon the severity of your relative's injury and its effects, you may have to make considerable changes to the way you live, such as becoming a part-time or full-time carer. 

Share your experiences

Often the best source of support is other carers in a similar situation to yourself. Find out how you can talk to other carers in our 'Carer support groups' section.

Information for carers

Headway's booklet Caring for someone with a brain injury (PDF) provides extensive information for carers plus an overview of brain injury, useful illustrations and case studies that bring the information to life. Brain injury survivors and carers can receive free copies of appropriate booklets from the Headway helpline.