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The charity Headway have launched a new form of identification which aims to improve the lives of people living with a brain injury.

Recent case studies show that people living with a brain injury can sometimes be treated unfairly, often as a result of a lack of public understanding and awareness to properly support them. For example, one sufferer was refused service at a bar as his slurred speech was viewed as drunken behaviour rather than recognised as a disability.

People living with brain injuries can now apply for an identity card which states that they have the injury and the effects that this has on them. By being able to readily identify the effects the injury has on the individual, should lead to people being properly supported when faced with difficult situations such as those involving emergency services, criminal charges and even some social situations. The card will also give people the confidence to be more sociable in the knowledge that they have something to assist them in situations they may have found difficult.

At Ramsdens, we understand and recognise the needs of people living with brain injuries and our expert Private Client and Court of Protection teams are experienced in advising those who care for people with complex needs. We can advise on arranging a deputyship, setting up a personal injury trust or applying for a Statutory Will. If you or your loved one is living with a brain injury and require assistance in dealing with their affairs, then please contact our friendly and approachable experts today on 01484 821 500, text LAW to 67777 or email willsandprobate@ramsdens.co.uk .