Bolt Burdon Kemp Sponsors Peer Support Worker at Charity, Headway East London

June 16, 2016
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Headway East London is a charity supporting people who have been affected by brain injury. The charity offers specialist services and support to brain injury survivors and to their families and carers.

There are many different causes of brain injury and the effects can be complex and life-changing. The services provided by the charity are designed to suit each individual’s circumstances, needs and goals.

One of the invaluable services provided by Headway East London is a specialist information, advice and advocacy service, through the Case Work Service, for brain injury survivors and their families. This service aims to support people affected by brain injury through the care pathway, from hospital through rehabilitation and back into the community, ensuring clients are aware of the support available to them within the NHS, Social Services, housing, the community, the voluntary sector and the welfare system.

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The Case Work Service team at Headway East London comprises three caseworkers, and the focus of this project is for the Peer Support Worker, to work in the community and offer advocacy and peer support to brain injury survivors and their families. In addition, the Peer Support Worker will assist in facilitating information and awareness training sessions for people affected by brain injury as well as professionals engaged in working with survivors of brain injury. The Peer Support Worker will receive relevant training and use their own personal experiences of suffering a brain injury to enhance support, guidance and share coping strategies to survivors and their families.

Bolt Burdon Kemp is delighted to be sponsoring the Peer Support Worker role project at Headway East London.

Headway East London’s Chief Executive, Anthony Bonfil, said the sponsorship will make a huge difference in supporting those affected by brain injury:

“We have worked closely with Bolt Burdon Kemp over recent years and are thrilled to be continuing this partnership. Their support and generous contribution towards this additional post will mean both survivors and their families will have even greater access to advice and assistance throughout their journey.”

Marilene Antoni, Partner at Bolt Burdon Kemp, and trustee at Headway East London, has been involved in working with the charity in this project and said:

“The team at Bolt Burdon Kemp is incredibly proud to sponsor the Peer Support Worker role at Headway East London. For many survivors and their families, the effects and challenges of brain injury can be overwhelming and life changing. To be able to offer the opportunity to discuss this with a Peer Support Worker possessing a personal understanding of these issues, and using their own experiences of suffering a brain injury, will prove an invaluable support to many.”

The specialist legal team at Bolt Burdon Kemp work closely with clients who have suffered serious brain injuries and their families on a daily basis. Our team understands the overwhelming long-term effects of such a life-changing injury which can impact on every aspect of day to day life. Our work involves ensuring that our clients not only receive the compensation that they deserve to ensure their futures are financially safeguarded, but also to make sure that they receive guidance, support, rehabilitation and coping strategies at the earliest opportunity to help them live fulfilled lives.

Bolt Burdon Kemp has been a devoted supporter of Headway East London for many years. Our specialist and dedicated team of lawyers have vast experience of working with survivors of brain injury. We understand the challenges and long term effects faced by our clients and their families following an acquired brain injury. As a leading national law firm specialising in serious life-changing injury claims, we understand the hugely important role that charities, such as Headway East London, provide for injured people who need support and therapy services to achieve the best quality of life they can.

Find out more information about the charity Headway East London.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact us in confidence on 020 7288 4800 or at info@boltburdonkemp.co.uk for specialist legal advice. Alternatively, you can complete this form and one of the solicitors in the Personal Injury team will contact you. You can find out more about the Accident Claims team.

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