Headway National Head Injuries Association

Type of service:
Forums And Support Networks
Address:
Bradbury House, 190 Bangall Road, Nottingham, NG6 8SF
Telephone number:
0808 800 2244
Email address:
Service description:
Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after a brain injury.

Headway provides support, services, and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields through a range of frontline services (run from its Nottingham base and via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK)

• Emergency fund to assist people dealing with the financial implications in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury

• Headway Acute Trauma Support (HATS) nurses to support families whose loved ones are in the acute stage of care following brain injury

• A comprehensive award-winning website containing information and factsheets on all aspects of brain injury

• An award-winning range of booklets and factsheets designed to help people understand and cope with the effects of brain injury

• A network of more than 120 groups and branches that provide physical, cognitive and social rehabilitation and support to individuals and families

• An accreditation scheme for approved residential homes, rehabilitation units and respite facilities specialising in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

• A directory of over 170 specialist brain injury solicitors, to help people get the legal advice they need after brain injury

• Training courses to improve knowledge and understanding among professionals working in the field of brain injury. Courses include: 'Understanding Brain Injury,' 'Challenging Behaviour Following Acquired Brain Injury,' and 'Sex & Sexuality Following Acquired Brain Injury.'
Cost:
Free
Age range:
18 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
05/10/2018