Brain Tumour UK 

Brain Tumour UK works to conquer brain tumours through research, education and support.

Tower House, Latimer Park, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1TU

Tel:  0845 4500 386





Brain and Spine Foundation 

This organisation offers information and education regarding a wide range of neurological symptoms and conditions, with the helpline being staffed by neuroscience nurses.

Fourth Floor, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR

Helpline: 0808 808 1000





BRAKE - The road safety charity

Raising awareness of road safety and offering support to accident victims

BRAKE, PO Box 548, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD1 2XZ

Switchboard: 01484 559909

Victim Support Line: 0808 800 0401





Child Brain Injury Trust

The Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) supports children, young people and families affected by an acquired brain injury, to support them in achieving their potential. 

Unit 1, The Great Barn, Baynards Green Farm, Nr Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 7SG

Helpline: 0845 601 4939

Contact number: 01869 341075



Cruse Bereavement Care

Offering bereavement care and support to those suffering with grief.

Contact Number: 0870 167 1677

Young Person's Free Phone: 0808 808 1677





Community Brain Injury Team

A specialist service staffed by clinical psychologists, specialist occupational therapists, a head injury co-ordinator and a consultant in rehabilitation medicine.

Community Brain Injury Service, Abbey Block, Isebrook Hospital, Irthlingborough Rd, Wellingborough, NN8 1LP

Tel: 01933 235829





Community Law Service

An independent and confidential service offering a team of highly experienced caseworkers and solicitors. They provide a comprehensive casework service and advice from beginning to conclusion, including representation at social security appeal tribunals, immigration appeals, housing repossession hearings, bankruptcy hearings and other debt related matters at the Crown and County Court.  


Northampton Offices: 01604 621038

Rushden Offices: 01933 313020

Wellingborough Offices: 01933 278248




Headway UK - the brain injury association

The national charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

Free 24 hour helpline- 0808 800 2244 or email




Kettering & District Stroke Support

The group meets every first and third Thursday of the month between 10:30am -12:30pm at:  

Windsor Gardens Hall, Windsor Gardens, Kettering, NN16 8DU

Contact Number: 07800 852179 (contact name Richard Johnson)





NHS Direct


National helpine providing 24-hour medical information, advice and reassurance.          

Contact Number:  0845 4647




Northamptonshire Social Services - Adult Care Team

A Northamptonshire County Council provision for specialist social care and help towards community living.

John Dryden House, Northampton, NN4 7YD

Tel: 0300 126 1000 




Northamptonshire Carers

A comprehensive support service to the unpaid carers of Northamptonshire. Open 9-5pm, Mondays to Fridays inclusive.

123 Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 1LU                                                               

General Enquiries:  01933 677837

Carer's Support Line: 01933 677907






ABI Relatives Group - Northampton

Providing help and information for those living and caring for someone with an Acquired Brain Injury. The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

St Andrew's Healthcare, Kemsley, Billing Road, Northampton, NN1 5DG

Tel:  01604 616767

Latest News

Positive Blue Badge changes ahead for those with hidden disabilities

The Blue Badge scheme is currently being reviewed and plans are afoot to extend the Badge to those with less visible disabilities, such as brain injury.


The changes are described as the biggest being made in the scheme in almost 50 years and it's hoped that they will offer a lifeline to people with hidden disabilities who suffer from travel difficulties.


Changes will come into force on 30th August 2019. 


For full details, please visit


An excellent 'Way Ahead' conference


We thoroughly enjoyed attending this year's 'Way Ahead' conference in early July. It was the ideal opportunity to share viewpoints and see the diverse range of services provided for those managing ABI. We also got to meet MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant, who has been working incredibly hard in parliament to improve aftercare and neuro paths for those with ABI and their loved ones. For more information, please visit 'Staff News'!




Fancy a challenge? Why not try the Northampton Half Marathon for HEN?


If you want to fulfill a personal challenge but find the idea of the London Marathon a bit too daunting, why not consider running the Northampton Half Marathon for Headway East Northants?


The Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 29th September. We've teamed up with 'Go Beyond Sport' who are managing the event - it's free to register and your only commitment is to raise a minimum of £100 for us.


For further details, and to register, please visit