The Brain Injury Group – which comprises expert brain injury solicitors, case workers and associated support professionals – works closely with carers of brain injured relatives and friends. In recognition of the valuable work these carers do, the Brain Injury Group is supporting this year’s Carers’ Week in three key ways – and is asking carers to share their day on Friday June 22 by tweets and social media updates.
Throughout the week, the Brain Injury Group is:
• Running free, no-obligation drop-in advice clinics for carers of brain injured people (see those available at http://www.braininjurygroup.co.uk/carers/big-supports-carers...)
• Offering a competition for carers to win a spa break for two (enter at the drop-in clinic or online at www.braininjurygroup.co.uk/carers)
• Giving advice, signposting to services and publishing real-life case studies at its specially written microsite www.braininjurygroup.co.uk/carers
In addition, the Brain Injury Group is asking carers to tweet and update their facebook pages at key points in their caring day to highlight the tasks they do.
Carers are invited to comment using #mydaycaring and the Brain Injury Group will retweet and share messages to spread the word about the excellent work done by carers of brain injured people.
Message from the Brain Injury Group for Carers’ Week
“The Brain Injury Group understands the vital role that carers play in the long term support and recovery of people with brain injuries, so we are very pleased to be involved in Carers Week this year,” 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 they receive the right legal advice and support services to help them manage the years ahead,” she continues.
Message from a brain injury carer for Carers’ Week
Sue Organ, wife and carer of Charles Organ, is pleased to see the Brain Injury Group reach out to carers of brain injured friends and relatives. “I am very fortunate in that Charles’ solicitor - Neil Elliot of Thrings, a Brain Injury Group member – fought hard for compensation on our behalf,” says Sue who set up the B.I.G support group during Carer’s Week last year. “It is vital that carers of brain injured people know where to find the help they need,” she continues. “I’m pleased to see the Brain Injury Group support Carer’s Week to raise awareness of the work carers do and the opportunities available to us on behalf of our brain injured relatives.”
For more information about the Brain Injury Group (www.braininjurygroup.co.uk), contact:
Katherine Selby, PR Workshop, 020 8657 4422, Katherine@prworkshop.co.uk
Carers’ Week celebrates the UK’s 6.4 million unpaid carers. It is a partnership of eight national charities: Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MS Society and Parkinson’s UK. This year the campaign is being sponsored by Sainsbury’s and Skills for Care/Skills for Health.
For more information visit www.carersweek.org
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