Our aim is to provide information, local social interaction and mutual support to people who have received a brain injury, their families and carers. We arrange meetings throughout the year at different venues within Cheshire.
Once a head injury is received it can start a journey that often seems dark, lonely and long. We would like to help provide some local light in the tunnel as the survivor and the people around them come to terms with the effects of the injury. For some family and friends the impairments of survivors impose strains and problems that can be relieved by having others in a similar situation to turn to and chat. We want to help each other throughout the often lifelong journey.
Currently Brain Injury and its effects are not widely understood in and by Society. We want to increase local awareness of Brain Injured people, their impairments and positive role they can and do play in society.
To join HIP in Cheshire — please call the HIP in Cheshire team on 01244 650522 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or print off and complete the two membership forms on this page — one your details the other a photo consent and send to the HIP in Cheshire team, Acorn Suite, Countess of Chester, Liverpool Road, CHESTER. CH2 IHJ.
Be a family member, a friend or care for one of us. Send us your details, come to meetings, and/or email, phone or use Internet chat with other members.
Receiving a Head/Brain Injury is easy. It can happen to anybody at any time.
50% are as a result of a road traffic accident: A car accident, a bike accident, get hit by a Bus. The worst injuries often occur following motor bike accidents.
20% are as a result of a domestic or industrial accident: Fall off a Ladder, or down stairs. Slip and hit your head on the floor or a hard surface.
15% are as a result of sport and recreational Injury: Fall whilst Snow boarding. Get hit by a bat, stick, fellow skier or a hard ball.
10% are from assault: Get assaulted when out in the evening or at night/weekend.
5% are from a medical condition: Get treatment for a brain tumour.