We want to help
the brain injury association
At Headway, we want to help people understand about brain injury. We provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their family, carers and professionals.
We have a network of more than 110 local groups and branches across the UK. Local groups provide an opportunity to talk to someone in a similar situation. Members receive help and support in coping with life, find out what local services are available and share in the emotional roller coaster that goes with brain injury.
More than 60 of our groups organise and run Headway Centres. These facilities are run in a relaxed and welcoming environment. They help brain injury survivors to learn new skills or regain lost ones and re-integrate into society. Headway Centres also provide much needed respite for families and carers.
A wide range of activities, from memory improvement to cookery, is offered at Headway Centres. The activities are based on the needs of the individuals attending. Some people attend for several years; others attend for a shorter time before moving on, perhaps to an educational course or some form of employment.
What do people say?
‘I come here because there are people at the centre to talk to and there are lots of activities. I have found that it has helped me to do new things and given me more confidence when meeting new people.
Headway Centre attendee
‘Headway has been the only consistent source of information, support and advice throughout our experience.
Wife of a brain injury survivor
~It was not until I became involved with my local Headway group that I began to realise the true effects of brain injuries on the individuals and their families. Ten years later I am still learning from the members and never cease to wonder at their capacity to survive and to cope despite their problems.