The care needs of people affected by a brain injury often fall informally onto their parents, spouse or siblings.
Caring for someone can be a stressful job, and it is important for carers to maintain their health and wellbeing. Long term carers find that taking time out for themselves each day is vital for well-being, but often, longer breaks are needed.
Impact on Families
The Importance of Family After Brain Injury
The impact of a brain injury has been likened to throwing a pebble in a pond. The ripple effect expands to partners, friends, family, carers, work colleagues and the wider community.
Everyone wants to be loved, it’s a fundamental human need. We all need people to talk to and laugh with, spend time with, share ideas, worries and joys. But after brain injury our relationships with partners, family and friends can often change quite significantly.