Brain Injury is BIG (B.I.G.)

Registered charity for carers of people with severe brain injuries with online discussion forum and telephone helpline.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)

BIRT is a division of The Disabilities Trust, a leading charity that provides services to people with physical and learning disabilities, autism and brain injury.

Brain Injury Hub

Online support centre for the families of children affected by acquired brain injury created by The Children’s Trust.

Brain & Spine Foundation

Provides support and quality information to people affected by brain and spine conditions, in order to reduce anxiety and help inform their choices.  A free helpline is staffed by neuroscience nurses to answer questions about all neurological conditions and offer information and support on any medical or related social and emotional issues.  Call 0808 808 1000.

Carers UK

An excellent source of information, advice and support, this charity is at the forefront of campaigning for carers.

The Children’s Trust

A national charity, The Children’s Trust provides care, education, therapy and rehabilitation to children with acquired brain injury, multiple disabilities and complex health needs. It runs the UK’s largest paediatric brain injury rehabilitation centre at Tadworth (Surrey), and services include nationwide support in the community for children and young people with acquired brain injury.

Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT)

A leading charity providing non-medical services and support, including a telephone helpline, for families. CBIT also provides training for health and social care professionals working with families.


A national brain injury charity that promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to brain injured people, their families and carers. Headway also operates a regional network of branches and support groups.


The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) is a membership organisation and charity which aims to promote the understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury. There are also regional groups throughout the UK and UKABIF works with these groups to set common aims, encourage sharing of information and practice and co-ordinate group work.

You will find listings for more support groups and charities in The BIG Directory here.