Carers are Being Failed by Local Authorities

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Of those who responded to Headway:

-  60% of brain injury carers feel they do not receive adequate support in their caring duties.

-  Just 7% of brain injury carers receive help from social workers in their caring duties.

-  Only a quarter (27%) of brain injury carers have received a carers assessment.

-  Half (49.5%) of survey respondents were not aware they were entitled to a carer's assessment, despite the legal requirement for local authorities to ensure carers are made aware of their right to an assessment.

-  Just 24% of brain injury carers are satisfied with their health. Conversely, a worrying 8% are 'very dissatisfied' with their own health.

-  18% of brain injury carers rate their quality of life as 'poor' or 'very poor'.

-  59% are showing signs of clinical depression with 21% in the severe or extremely severe range.

As a regular attendee of a local headway support group, and as a solicitor acting for people who suffer head injury, I see first hand the pressure that caring for someone after a brain injury can have on an individual and their family.

If you or a family member have suffered a head injury, contact Claire Howard, head of our Personal Injury team, on 023 8085 7313 or at Alternatively, please fill in our Contact form and we will call you back. 

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