Care and support

Brain injury and me during Action Brain Injury Week

One of the most powerful organs in our body: the brain. It controls our movement, thoughts, feelings and makes us who we are. Acquiring a brain injury can turn lives upside down, for the person directly affected and their carers. However, there is life after brain injury.



Understanding spinal cord injury

A spinal cord injury has a life-long effect on the body, but information is often technical and confusing. Easy-to-understand information can help you understand what a spinal cord injury is, and how it will affect you or a loved one.



Celebrating differences with Love4Life

Friendships and fun are parts of life everyone should have access to. One charity is going the extra mile to help people build confidence, develop relationships, and has formed a second family in the process.


Making memories with Music Mirrors

We all have that one song that fills us with joy, and transports us back in time. Music and sound can have a powerful impact on us, and it has become the latest technique used to care for those living with dementia.


Mental health: Lifting the veil on body image issues

Being self-conscious about our bodies can lower self-esteem, confidence, and lead to mental health problems. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (13–19 May) explores the topic of body image and how we think and feel about our bodies



Fostering: finding the perfect match

Every year, around 30,000 children are placed into care, waiting to be matched with the perfect family. Fostering a disabled child is a hugely rewarding experience for the foster child and foster carer. Saskia Harper spoke to one foster carer about their experience.






Interview: My Autistic Big Brother and Me

Journalist and film-maker, Mikey Kay has been openly discussing his life with older brother Spencer, who is autistic. Saskia Harper interviewed Mikey about his new documentary: My Autistic Big Brother and Me.