My brother had a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury 5 months ago - He was in a coma for 2 weeks and went to a specialist rehab unit for 3 months. He confabulates, has a 20 minute memory span and long term memory loss. There's obviously the weakness and physical injuries too but he has recovered remarkably from these.
He looks and behaves quite normally and although isnt the same as he used to be, people see him as able to cope.
He has a partner but since leaving hospital 5 weeks ago things have become fraught and he is now staying with me and he states they are breaking up. He can stay with me, but he doesn't want to long term and really i don't have the space.
I understand her pressure and its very difficult, he imagines things due to the confabulation and accuses her of things she really hasn't done but there's no reasoning with him because its a true recollection/memory to him. He accuses her, they argue, she gets upset... the cycle goes on and basically they cant carry on how they are.
He has urges/threatens to do the things he used to before the accident, go out drinking with friends for example, things he shouldn't and isnt really capable of doing now because he is very vulnerable but he is getting frustrated. We dont stop him but just talk him round and to date he hasn't carried his threats through. We are however very worried about this.
He wants his own place, near me preferably and wants me to support him with his finances and shopping etc. I am happy to do this.
I just wondered if there was anyway we could get him somewhere that isn't in the bowels of the city where he will be even more vulnerable. He doesn't need 24/7 care he just needs support and guidance and we as his family are able and willing to give this (which is good considering no one else seems to think he needs care).
He is currently with the community rehabilitation team having psychology support for 6 weeks starting today.
Really I'm asking if anyone has any advice regarding his housing options and where i should start. I have registered him with the local council but his banding is very low. I am in the process of asking for this to be raised due to his issues and have medical evidence to substantiate this.
Many thanks for your help.