Profiles - More than 10 years since injury
Raymond works as a product development scientist for a large company. He is married and has one daughter who is 8 years old. His ethnic background is White Irish.
Wesley is single. He was living with his mum at the time of the interview, but was in the process of looking for a new place. He works as a dustman. His ethnic background is White English.
Simon is a health and fitness consultant. He is married with three children, aged 19, 21 and 27, and has one grandchild. His ethnic background is White English.
Joe used to be a drummer playing in various bands. He is separated from his partner and has four children. He lives alone. Ethnic background' Black/British.
Elcena is single and has three children, aged 46, 45 and 42. She set up her foundation ' the Elcena Jeffers Foundation ' to try to make improvements for disabled people's lives. Ethnic background' Black/Caribbean.
Bryan is single, lives alone and is employed in an administrative role by a charity, which supports disabled people. Ethnic background' White Scottish/British.
Simon is single and lives alone. He works as a community peer support/outreach officer with the Spinal Injuries Association, supporting Londoners with spinal injuries. Ethnic background' White British.
Bridget lives with her partner. Before her injury she worked as a personnel manager and now volunteers at Headway, the brain injury charity. Ethnic background' White/British.
Brian is single, lives alone and has a twenty-three year old daughter. He used to work as a train driver, but now volunteers at a day care centre for disabled people. Ethnic background' White Irish.
Adrian is divorced and lives alone. He worked as an accountant at an investment bank until his head injury. He now volunteers at Headway, the brain injury charity. Ethnic background' White/British.
Bill and Catherine
Bill, a retired police sergeant, and his wife Catherine, a retired staff nurse, are married and have two children, aged 19 and 22. Ethnic background' White British & White British/Irish.
Jamie used to run his own delivery business, but does not work now. He is single. He has carers who live with him and help him with his daily life. Ethnic background' White British/English.
Ambrose is a research nurse, but was not working at the time of interview. He is single, has four children, aged 26, 23, 20 and 18, and lives alone. He also has grandson, aged 4. Ethnic background' White/Irish.
Julie and Corrie
Mother' Julie is a Senior Day Centre Officer. She is divorced and has two grown-up children, Corrie, 33, and Wesley, 30. Ethnic background' White British. Daughter' Corrie is an accountant. She is recently married. Ethnic background' White British.