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Waiting for rehab after brain injury? Top tips from our new factsheet

Fri 06 Jan 2017

It is important for brain injury survivors to have access to specialised care as soon as possible to improve their chances of recovery. However, many people are increasingly finding themselves placed on waiting lists to access rehabilitation, and this can lead family members to wonder what they can do to help their relative during this time.

Headway’s new factsheet on this topic has been written to offer information and practical tips to family members whose relative is waiting for rehabilitation following brain injury. 

“Unfortunately, people often experience a wait for specialist services, and the reality is that some people will need to return home before they are able to access rehabilitation,” says Tamsin Ahmad, Headway's Publications and Research Manager.

“We hope that the information in this factsheet will be useful for brain injury survivors and their families who find themselves in this position.”

We’ve included 9 top tips below, and you can get more detailed information on the issue by downloading the full factsheet.

Top tips

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Our new factsheet Waiting for rehabilitation after brain injury contains more information on this issue, including some frequently asked questions such as whether the delay in accessing rehabilitation can hinder recovery and what to do if your relative has not received a referral, but you feel they would benefit from rehab.  

You can download the factsheet below or in the information library

Contact the Headway helpline or your local Headway group or branch if you’d like further support.  


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