Useful links

Here are a selection of agencies and organisations that you may find useful.


  • Help and information regarding employment issues.
  • Tel: 08457 474747

BASIC Brain and Spinal Injury Charity

A specialist resource for people and their families in crisis following a traumatic brain injury or neurological diagnosis, including a national helpline and support groups.

Department of Work and Pensions

Government agency responsible for benefits. For local offices see telephone book.

British Brain and Spine Foundation Charity

Organisation providing information and a helpline.

British Epilepsy Association Charity

Organisation providing information and support about epilepsy.

Carers National Association

Information and support for people who are caring at home.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Independent advice on issues such as benefits, employment, debt etc. Local office numbers in telephone directory.


Bereavement care charity offering bereavement counselling and support. See telephone book for local branch.

Different Strokes

Support for younger stroke survivors.


  • Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority, Drivers Medical Group, DVLA, Swansea, A99 1DL.
  • Medical enquiries phone: 0870 6000301


Charity providing information and support for individuals with brain injury. See local telephone book for local branches.

National Society for Epilepsy (NSE)

  • The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE), Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 ORJ.
  • Helpline: 01494 601400

NHS Direct


Charity providing relationship counselling. See telephone book for local branches. 

The Stroke Association

National charity providing support and information.

Subarachnoid haemorrhage and cerebral aneurysm support groups

Support groups for patients and families who have been affected by subarachnoid haemorrhage and/or cerebral aneurysms are held at:

  • Wessex Neurological Centre, Southampton General Hospital.
    Tel: 023 8120 8428
  • BASIC - Brain and Spinal Injury Charity - The Neurocare Centre, 554 Eccles New Road Salford.
    Tel: 0870 7500000