HEADWAY - UK

United Kingdom

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Contact info

address
Peter McCabe, Chief Executive
Headway – the Brain Injury Association
190 Bagnall Road
Old Basford
Nottingham
NG6 8SF
United Kingdom
e-mail
chiefexec@headway.org.uk
phone
+44 020 854 596 40
website
www.headway.org.uk

Chairman

Andrew Green
c/o : CEO Peter McCabe
(details as above)

BIF-Representative

Evelyn Vincent
e-mail
e.velyn129@yahoo.co.uk
c/o: CEO Peter McCabe
(details as above)

About HEADWAY - UK

Set up in 1979 by families of brain injured relatives seeking support and help for them. When found little available they set up their own group. Headway (National Head Injuries Association) was registered as a charity in March 1980 and a Management Committee was formed the following year. At the first AGM in December 1981, there were 22 local groups present. Now grown to a family of 114 groups and branches.

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 cooperation

  • 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