The Headway Brain Injury Identity Card is designed to help police officers and staff more easily identify brain injury survivors and ensure that they receive an appropriate response and support.

The card can also provide brain injury survivors with added confidence in everyday social scenarios.

Each card is personalised, helping the card holder to explain the effects of their brain injury and request any support they may need.

Apply for a Brain Injury Identity Card

Before you start the application form, please have the following ready:

1. A passport style photo of yourself, ready to upload to the form. Please ensure:

The photo is in colour
The photo is clear and in focus
The photo is without any creases or tears
You are facing forward and looking straight at the camera
Sunglasses are not worn (prescription glasses are permitted)
You do not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

2. Verification of your brain injury – this could be a letter from a Headway local group or branch or from a clinical professional confirming the brain injury.

Please note: due to high numbers of applications received, it may take Headway between 4 to 6 weeks to process your application and send out your ID card if they have all the information they require. If you do not provide clinical verification of your brain injury in your initial application the process can take considerably longer.

Click the link below to begin your application. Alternatively, you can download an application form (DOC) to print, complete and send back to Headway.

The card is available to anyone in the UK aged 18 and over who has a verifiable brain injury. 

Click for full details and to apply for your card.