Brain Injury Identity Card

A sample Headway Brain Injury Identity Card contains the text 'I have a brain injury and as a result' and lists some of the common effects of a brain injury. It also contains a picture of the applicant and details of our criminal legal assistance helpline, 0800 140 4031

The Brain Injury Identity Card:

  • Can be used if you find yourself in a difficult or emergency situation
  • Will help to improve brain injury identification and will help to ensure you are provided with the support you need
  • Displays a legal helpline number which can be used to request criminal legal advice and representation if necessary, from solicitors trained in understanding brain injury
  • Is free-of-charge

Apply for a Brain Injury Identity Card

Before you start the application form, please have the following ready:

1. A passport style photo of yourself, ready to upload to the form. Please ensure:

The photo is in colour
The photo is clear and in focus
The photo is without any creases or tears
You are facing forward and looking straight at the camera
Sunglasses are not worn (prescription glasses are permitted)
You do not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

2. Verification of your brain injury – this could be a letter from a Headway local group or branch or from a health professional confirming the brain injury.

Click the button below to begin your application. Alternatively, you can download an application form (PDF) to print, complete and send back to us. 

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The Justice Project

The Brain Injury Identity Card has been developed as part of Headway’s Justice Project, which aims to:

  • Raise awareness of brain injury throughout the criminal justice system
  • Improve brain injury identification
  • Ensure people with brain injuries in contact with the criminal justice system are treated appropriately and provided with the support they need
  • Provide brain injury survivors with access to specialist legal advice and representation
  • Divert people with brain injuries away from the criminal justice system where appropriate