Here are a selection of agencies and organisations that you may find useful:
Help and information regarding employment issues.
Tel: 01252 811868
B.A.S.I.C Brain and Spinal Injury Charity
The Neurocare Centre, 554 Eccles New Rd, Salford, M5 1AL.
Helpline: 0870 7500000
Department of Work and Pensions
Government agency responsible for benefits.
Public enquires Office: 020 7712 2171
For local offices see telephone book
British Brain and Spine Foundation Charity
Organisation providing information and a helpline.
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
British Epilepsy Association Charity
Organisation providing information and support about epilepsy.
Helpline: 0808 800 5050
Information and support for people who are caring at home.
Tel. 020 7490 8818
Citizens Advice Bureau
Independent advice on issues such as benefits, employment, debt etc.
Local office numbers in telephone directory (National Association of CAB Tel. 0207 8332181)
Bereavement care charity offering bereavement counselling and support-See telephone book for local branch.
Helpline: 0870 167 1677
Support for younger stroke survivors.
Tel. 0845 1307172
Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority, Drivers Medical Group, DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DL.
Medical Enquiries Tel; 0870 6000301
Charity providing information and support for individuals with brain injury.
See local telephone book for local branches.
Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 244
National Society for Epilepsy (NSE)
The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE), Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 ORJ.
Helpline: 01494 601400
Telephone and Internet advice on medical queries.
Tel. 0845 4647
Charity providing relationship counselling.
See telephone book for local branches.
The Stroke Association
National Charity providing support and information.
Tel. 0207 5660300
Subarachnoid Haemorrhage & Cerebral Aneurysm Support Groups
Support groups for patients and families who have been affected by subarachnoid haemorrhage and/or cerebral aneurysms are
Wessex Neurological Centre Southampton General Hospital Tel: 023 8079 8428
BASIC - Brain and Spinal Injury Charity The Neurocare Centre 554 Eccles New Road Salford Tel: 0870 75