Recognising the vital role that case managers can play in helping those who have suffered an acquired brain injury and their families Headway West Midlands and serious injury law specialists Thompsons Solicitors have teamed up to launch a free case management service for people with acquired brain injuries.

A Headway Link Worker will take a holistic approach to assessing the immediate and longer term needs of those with an acquired brain injury, providing a vital linking service not always readily available on the NHS.

The link worker will be available to act as a liaison between the injured person and different aspects of the NHS and social care system, coordinating the care they need including rehabilitation which can be crucial and can be funded by interim payments from the insurance company of the party responsible for the injury.

Karl De-Loyde from Thompsons Solicitors, who have supported thousands of people after a catastrophic brain injury said: “We’re incredibly proud to be teaming up with Headway West Midlands to support this new scheme. Having a dedicated Headway Link worker in the West Midlands will be a much-needed source of support and stability for families who are often wondering how to cope with an entirely alien world of hospitals and treatment and huge upheaval.”

Nancy Khan, the Service Manager at Headway West Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this new service to people who have suffered an acquired brain injury, using our specialist expertise and experience of supporting families from across the region to rebuild their lives after a brain injury.

“Families who find themselves struggling to navigate the health, social care and housing systems after an acquired brain injury can turn to us, safe in the knowledge that they can rely on an organisation with a proven history of helping people just like them.

“We’re proud to be working with Thompsons to ensure that brain injury survivors are given practical advice and guidance and set on the path to rehabilitation as soon as possible after an injury.”