Brain Injury Clinic for carers comes to Islington during Carers Week, 10-16 June
Simpson Millar LLP is a member of the Brain Injury Group and offers specialist brain injury legal advice
. As part of Carers Week (10-16 June 2013) Simpson Millar LLP is running a free drop in advice clinic
for carers of brain injured relatives and friends.
The clinic will be held on Friday June 14 at the Islington Carers Hub event at The Resource for London Centre
, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA from 11.00am until 3.00pm.
Assisting brain injured people and their carers
The impact of a brain injury can be shattering on a family and it brings an immediate care need that cannot be foreseen
or prepared for.
The Brain Injury Group recognises the needs of brain injured people and their carers. The organisation brings together a network of specialist brain injury solicitors
to help with legal claims, guidance on welfare and benefits and a statutory funding advice service.
These services bring clarity and peace of mind. The group also signposts people to support groups
where they can meet others in a similar position.
Adrian Fawden, a brain injury solicitor at Simpson Millar LLP, said: "When someone suffers a brain injury, it is often a family member who steps up to the challenge
of caring for their loved one. The role of a brain injury carer is demanding and life-changing, but often help is available in terms of funding, guidance and support.
“We work in the best interests of the whole family, not just the brain injured individual, and we can advise carers about the opportunities that may be available to them
to ease their physical and financial burden.”
The importance of advice for carers
“Carers play a vital role in the long term support and recovery of people with brain injuries and we work hard to secure fair compensation to support carers
in their work,” says Sally Dunscombe, co-founder and director of the Brain Injury Group.
“Brain injuries can have a devastating effect on the whole family, which is why it’s so important people receive the right legal advice and support services
to help them manage the years ahead.
“It is estimated that 40% of carers are at risk from depression
through the stress of caring so we have experts in place who are able to offer advice, comfort and practical support to the carer,” continues Sally.
Information and signposting
There is a wealth of information and signposting to reliable services and support groups for anyone affected by brain injury at www.braininjurygroup.co.uk/carers
. This includes the BIG Directory of services which has links to a wide range of products and services to help people with a brain injury, regardless of how it occurred.