We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a new project from 1st April 2016 which will be called the Brain Injury Carers Support Project, funded by the City of Edinburgh Council for an initial 2 year period. This project will be dedicated to supporting unpaid carers of adults with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and will replace our existing Befriending Project, which will end on 31st March 2016.
The Brain Injury Carers Support Project will continue to be dedicated to supporting unpaid carers of adults with an acquired brain injury and will specifically:
Overall, our new project will continue to provide carers who are resident in the City of Edinburgh with an opportunity to access social, recreational and therapeutic opportunities, help with financial planning/benefits/general advice, emotional support and access to up-to-date appropriate information.
In addition, we will continue to offer our popular 1:1 volunteer support to provide valuable respite opportunities for a maximum time period of 1 year to those who meet the criteria of the Brain Injury Carers Support Project.
Eligibility for 1:1 respite opportunities follows the same criteria as our Befriending Project (due to end on 31st March 2016): -
Individuals with an ABI to be supported in the community for 2 – 3 hours per week with a trained volunteer must be:
Our aim continues to be to ensure that carers receive specialised, non-judgmental and flexible support from Edinburgh Headway Group.
If you are aware of anyone who would benefit from our service then we are now open to accept referrals from individuals/organisations that support carers in Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian. We also accept self-referrals from carers. Please note that our 1:1 volunteer respite opportunities and events are at this stage restricted to carers residing in Edinburgh, however, our telephone and email support is available to any carer in Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian.
If you are interested in making a referral to our new Brain Injury Carers Support Project then please contact us direct on 0131 537 9116 or email email@example.com