Action for Brain Injury Week 2012 is focussing on the hard work carried out by the carers of brain injury survivors who are often not recognised for the amazing job they do. Caring for someone with a brain injury can be both physically and emotionally demanding and there are often also financial pressures. Whole families are affected by having a loved one with a brain injury and lives and relationships can change.

Local Events held by Headway

Headway, the brain injury charity will be holding events in many different parts of the UK as part of Action for Brain Injury Week.

In the North East, Headway Gateshead and South Tyneside, in partnership with Carers Association South Tyneside, are holding an information drop-in event for carers of people living with brain injury on the 17th of May from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The venue is St Paul and St John Community Centre, Beach Road, South Shields, NE33 2SA.

In Lincolnshire there are two drop in sessions, both on the 14th of May. The first is at Ancaster Day Centre, Boundary Street, Lincoln, LN5 8NJ from 09:30-11:30 and the second is at Scott House Day Centre, Skirbeck Road, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6DG from 12:30 - 3pm.

For more information about these events and others taking place during Action for Brain Injury Week, visit the Headway website.