Carers Week 18 - 24 June 2012

What is Carers Week?

Carers Week is a partnership of eight national charities.  Together they fund and organise the largest national awareness week in the UK.  This year Carers Week 2012 will take place from 18-24 June and is an opportunity to recognise the contribution of the UK’s 6 million unpaid carers.

Carers Week 2012

This year’s theme is "In Sickness and in Health" with carers being asked how much their caring role impacts their wellbeing?  Are they worried that the cuts to support services will mean they shoulder more of the burden?  Does their GP know about their caring role and have they offered health checks?  If they work, is their employer sympathetic?

Brain injury and carers

A brain injury can be devastating for a family and brain injured person often becomes dependent on family members.  Whilst family carers will sometimes have the help of outside professionals, medical teams and care workers, at other times the family carer may be quite isolated in providing essential care to their loved one.

Head Injury UK

At Head Injury UK we endorse the aims of Carers Week 2012, raising the profile of carers and the difference they make to those for whom they care.  Within our work, acting for clients with brain injury claims, we always keep in mind the needs of the family carers.  If you wish to discuss how we can help you pursue a brain injury claim, which ensures your family does not shoulder all the burden of your care, then please contact Andy Shaw to discuss your claim in confidence and free of charge.

What our clients say

We know that we have been extremely fortunate to have had such a consummate PI lawyer in Andy acting on our behalf but we have also been blessed by having had his support, trust, friendship and loyalty throughout. We cannot ever thank him enough.

The compensation Nicola has received has helped her move from a tiny council flat into a massive bungalow which has been specifically adapted. It has enabled her to have a better life.

If it was not for the help of my solicitor I don't know where I would have been today. He provided a great deal of emotional support and secured compensation at various stages from the insurance company to fund my treatment and allow me to live. He was there from start to finish.

Higgs & Sons acted for us for 5 years until our daughters claim for personal injuries was finally settled. Ian remains a trustee of our daughters trust fund and we now look upon him as a friend.