Brain injuries and related conditions
Aphasia is caused by damage to the language centres of the brain. This can be due to a stroke, head injury or a neurological condition, such as a brain tumour or as a side-effect of neurosurgery. Aphasia can also occur after a brain infection such as encephalitis or other neurological condition such as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Speakability supports adults who have acquired Aphasia.
The charity Afasic supports children who have developmental Aphasia.
BIBIC (British Institute for Brain Injured Children) is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic and acquired brain injury and specific learning difficulties including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
A support group for people who have loved ones with devastating brain injuries. They may be severely disabled, in a persistent vegetative state, minimally aware/conscious or locked in.
Brain Tumour Support and Social Group – Newbury aim to offer support and information to persons living with brain tumours in a relaxed and natural atmosphere.
The group meets monthly at Newbury Racecourse for an informal social gathering.
An online directory for care homes and nursing homes for head/brain injury in West Berkshire.
Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through researching, educating and directly supporting children and their carers. Cerebra’s Parent Support Department aim to help by offering information, support and various services that parents need.
Headway Thames Valley provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as campaigning to reduce the incidence of brain injury in the Thames Valley.
Their dedicated team of clinicians, support workers and volunteers provide help and rehabilitation therapies in various forms; physiotherapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, clinical counselling as well as cognitive stimulation and teaching coping strategies to people with a brain injury.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust help people who have a brain injury, as a result of an illness or accident, or who have a neuro-developmental disorder such as Autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
If you are a new patient you can be referred to this service by a healthcare professional, usually your GP.
Our priorities are to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to raise the profile of ABI and campaign for better services in the UK. Our website works as an information and signposting resource.