Brake

Support for bereaved and seriously injured victims of road crashes
Brake, the road safety charity

Brake offers emotional support, help and information to anyone who has experienced a death or serious injury in a road crash, their carers and professionals working with them.

Brake’s services include:

•A specialist, freephone helpline, 0808 8000 401 or helpline@brake.org.uk, open 10am-4pm weekdays. Run by experienced professionals, the helpline offers emotional support, practical information, guidance on criminal justice system procedures, help overcoming problems or getting answers to questions, and help accessing services like counseling, group support or legal advice.

•Support packs and books, handed to families by police following all road deaths and available at brake.org.uk/support. They include information on practical and emotional matters following road death and injury and are available for families bereaved by crashes in England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, serious injury victims, and bereaved children. Information in them can be explained over the phone or they can be ordered in hard copy through the Brake helpline.

Services

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  1. Brake’s services include: • A specialist, freephone helpline, 0808 8000 401 or helpline@brake.org.uk, open 10am-4pm weekdays. Run by experienced professionals, the helpline offers emotional support, practical information, guidance on criminal justice system procedures, help overcoming problems or getting answers to questions, and help accessing services like counseling, group support or legal advice. • Support packs and books, handed to families by police following all road deaths and available at brake.org.uk/support. They include information on practical and emotional matters following road death and injury and are available for families bereaved by crashes in England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, serious injury victims, and bereaved children. Information in them can be explained over the phone or they can be ordered in hard copy through the Brake helpline.

  2. Brake’s services include: • A specialist, freephone helpline, 0808 8000 401 or helpline@brake.org.uk, open 10am-4pm weekdays. Run by experienced professionals, the helpline offers emotional support, practical information, guidance on criminal justice system procedures, help overcoming problems or getting answers to questions, and help accessing services like counseling, group support or legal advice. • Support packs and books, handed to families by police following all road deaths and available at brake.org.uk/support. They include information on practical and emotional matters following road death and injury and are available for families bereaved by crashes in England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, serious injury victims, and bereaved children. Information in them can be explained over the phone or they can be ordered in hard copy through the Brake helpline.

  3. Brake’s services include: • A specialist, freephone helpline, 0808 8000 401 or helpline@brake.org.uk, open 10am-4pm weekdays. Run by experienced professionals, the helpline offers emotional support, practical information, guidance on criminal justice system procedures, help overcoming problems or getting answers to questions, and help accessing services like counseling, group support or legal advice. • Support packs and books, handed to families by police following all road deaths and available at brake.org.uk/support. They include information on practical and emotional matters following road death and injury and are available for families bereaved by crashes in England & Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, serious injury victims, and bereaved children. Information in them can be explained over the phone or they can be ordered in hard copy through the Brake helpline.

  4. Need support following a road death or injury? Brake's helpline offers support to people bereaved or seriously injured by road crashes and their carers: call 0808 8000 401 or email helpline@brake.org.uk

Victim Care

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I do not want to report the crime to the police but I still want support

Call: 0300 3030 554

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