Community

We provide support to individuals with a brain injury, their families and friends both at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and in the community across Cambridgeshire.

Our community team of Brain Injury Co-ordinators, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Workers, Peer Mentors and our Young Person’s Worker are here to help you, regardless of when the brain injury occurred or where you are in your journey.   

Our support aims to help individuals and their families to understand brain injury and how it affects them, adjust to living life after a brain injury and to feel supported in this process.

We do this through

  • Provision of information and advice about brain injury and its effects
  • Support to cope with the emotional impact of brain injury
  • Helping people to learn the skills and tools needed to manage their condition
  • Helping people to build confidence and independence
  • Helping people to access the resources they need

When you make contact with the team they will talk through your questions or needs and help find the right solution for you. It may be as simple as providing you with some information or it could be that you would like some more in- depth support. This can be provided via email, telephone or face to face in your home or other local setting.

Services available include

For a free chat about any issue you may be experiencing following brain injury and to access our community based services please call 01223 576550.

The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me.