Rehabilitation

We offer specialist support for adults with brain injuries through tailored individual rehabilitation as needed. After an assessment we can design a plan for rehabilitation that’s right for you and help you access therapy support you may need to reach your goals.

We can also provide individual Outreach Support and there are Living Well Activity Groups in Brighton, Eastbourne and Newick and Support Groups serve these communities, Worthing and Bognor Regis and the wider area. Our plan is to gradually change to offer a more local community services.

Headway is here to help

Speak to one our team for guidance or information on our services, your own rehabilitation and wellbeing, referral or anything related to brain injury. Send us an email, give us a call or fill out the form on the contact page and we will get back to you.

Specialist Therapists

Our specialist partner therapists work can with a client member to set and provide a rehabilitation programme to meet individual needs. Our Team will help you to reach goals that the rehabilitation plan aims to meet and support,  monitor and record progress working together with you we will adapt to ensure your needs and goals are being met.

All therapists are registered with The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and have extensive experience in neurological rehabilitation.

Individual programmes of rehabilitation

To help clients identify and agree their individual goals for recovery and rehabilitation and to monitor progress we may use the Wellbeing Star.

The star provides a visual guide to how clients may feel and identifies progress and areas to concentrate on improving. Working with clients and family carers our team will regularly review this to ensure goals are being achieved and adjust individual rehabilitation programmes where necessary.

As well as supporting recovery the Wellbeing Star helps Headway measure service delivery to plan and shape  future service priorities, to ensure adequate resources for our clients and their wider support network.

The Wellbeing Star is an outcomes tool that was developed by Joy MacKeith and Sara Burns of Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise Ltd, in collaboration with the Department of Health and the NHS.

Wellbeing Services

Our services including those at Newick aim to offer:

  • Individual rehabilitation programmes based on goals identified together by a client member and the Headway Sussex support team
  • Specialist input from Neuro-Occupational Therapists and Neuro-Physiotherapists
  • Focused sessions on relaxation, dealing with anxiety and managing anger
  • Activity and exercise tailored to a client member’s needs, including chair-based exercises
  • Holistic complementary therapies such as Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Activities to develop skills, friendships, interests and hobbies such as Woodwork, Art and Photography and social outings
  • Opportunity for respite time for clients and carers
  • Support with day-to-day living tasks such as basic food skills and healthy eating
  • Games sessions to rebuild social skills and improve communication
  • Computing and IT support sessions for easier access to technology in the digital world

Therapy Services

We also offer a therapy service, working in partnership with individual Therapists who offer person-centred therapy programmes for brain injury survivors who require assessment or ongoing therapy support including those affected by stroke.

An individual therapy programme may consist of one or a combination of the following therapy services:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Background medical information and documents will be requested prior to a client assessment or therapy sessions. This is to ensure suitability for the service. Information will be shared with the therapist partner.

Therapy sessions usually take place at home or in the community and individual programmes are planned and costed dependent on individual client needs.

Health, social care and other professionals can refer individuals with brain injury who may require Headway rehabilitation and we also accept self-referrals. Please email referrals@headwayeastsussex.org.uk

Physical Rehabilitation

We understand how important physical rehabilitation is after a brain injury, particularly if caused by a stroke. Physical and mental wellbeing  go hand in hand, and we actively encourage physical activity as part of the rehabilitation and reablement journey for individual wellbeing.

 

Outreach Service

Our Wellbeing Support Workers can provide one-to-one support in an individual’s own home and local community to promote independence, increase opportunities and improve personal wellbeing and quality of life.

We support brain injury survivors to re-learn or develop the skills needed to manage everyday life in areas such as planning and communication, and in setting specific goals to allow people to live as independently as possible. This may include budgeting, using public transport and meal preparation. The service is very person-centred so goals will vary between each person according to their individual needs.

People who use the service may be funded either by Adult Social Care Services, the NHS, through compensation packages or through individual private funding.