Who we help

Brake’s National Road Victim Service is for people living in the UK who have been bereaved or who have suffered a serious injury in a road crash either in the UK or abroad.

This includes family members, and partners of people who have died, and close friends too.

Our service is also available to anyone who supports someone bereaved or injured in a road crash.

This includes, for example, carers, police family liaison officers, emergency service workers, counsellors, GPs, faith workers and teachers. We assist you to provide the best possible help to road crash victims, and also support you if you were involved in the immediate aftermath of a fatal or serious crash and feel traumatised as a result.

Our service is not available to people who caused or witnessed a fatal or serious injury crash, unless the casualties were family or close friends.

Our case workers support people aged 16 and above, and also receive training in child bereavement. We support families with children by providing information and by liaising with specialist child bereavement support services. whowehelp

Brake's National Road Victim Service is for people who are currently resident anywhere in the UK.

We can help if the crash happened in the UK or abroad.

We can help if the crash happened recently or a long time ago.

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