HEADWAY -UK

http://www.headway.org.uk

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Evelyn VContact: Evelyn Vincent (Deputy Chair of Headway UK)

Email: evelynvincent33@gmail.com

Tel (Care of Headway UK) : 020 8640 8413

Address (Care of Headway UK): Unit 1 College Fields, 16 Prince George’s Road, London, SW19 2PT


About HEADWAY – UK

Headway UK was set up in 1979 by the families of brain injured individuals.  When seeking support and help for their relatives, they discovered very little resources were available and therefore decided to set up their own group. Headway (National Head Injuries Association) was registered as a charity in March 1980 with a Management Committee formed the following year. At the first AGM in December 1981, there were 22 local groups present, which has now grown to a family of 114 groups and branches.  This includes 55 Headway Houses which are run and managed by the local groups to support people with brain injury and their families.


SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Help-line (consulting)
  • Psychological support
  • Social services – Day Support
  • Supported accomodation
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Community rehab and support, buddying
  • Outreach team
  • Other services – Booklets, factsheets, carer support, awareness raising, media influence, residential weekend for groups, conference for professionals, accreditation service for nursing/ residential/ respite and Transitional Living Units, training including University accredited course.

FIELDS OF POSSIBLE COLLABORATION

  • Awareness campaigns
  • Sharing of experience/practice within rehabilitation
  • Sharing of experience /practice in provision of social services
  • Sharing of experience/practice in vocational rehabilitation
  • Cultural events (e.g. European Trauma Cultural Days)
  • How system of care/rehabilitation should be organised
  • Research