Community Services for Living Well

Brain injury can be complex requiring expert understanding. Headway offers this and specialist-community support. The aim is for people to live well with a brain injury and to inform and enable family and friends to better cope with their supportive role.

Reassurance runs through our service from the initial assessment to tailored reablement and support plans.

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.

The above aims are embedded in the way we work.

Reassurance & Understanding

This is the first line of personal support for brain injury survivors, their friends and family. Our team offers a warm welcome, expert knowledge and understanding, low level emotional support and practical advice. Reassurance continues from the first point of contact.

  • Initial assessment
  • Advice and information, including guidance on funding of services
  • Telephone or online support
  • Open Support Groups
  • Wellbeing Activity Groups
  • Guidance for Carers
  • Counselling for Client Member and family carers

Our open Support Groups take place both online and face to face in community venues.

Our Living Well Programme services are part-funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Rehabilitation

We can propose person-centred rehabilitation programmes to support brain injury survivors on their journey of recovery. Specialist therapists partners we work with can offer a range of therapies. This sessional therapy is tailored to help client members achieve personal rehabilitation and reablement goals.

These services can currently be provided at Newick and through outreach arrangements in the community and at home, coordinated through our Clinical Adviser. Please speak to us for advice.

Reablement

Reablement is the next step in helping people rebuild their lives within the community. This includes sessions at our centre at Headway House in Newick and our community outreach service – through tailored individual one to one support or participation in Wellbeing Activity Groups.

Respite

We recognise that some people will require long-term support to help maintain their skills and function and to continue to improve their quality of life.

We also know how tough it can be for relatives and carers, so our respite services extend beyond the individual to ensure all those affected are supported and have time to themselves to recuperate and to provide respite. We offer this time and support to ensure the best possible home and social environments for everyone involved.

Return to work, volunteering or training

Our Headway Sussex Futures Group is aimed at those who are living with the effects of brain injury that prevent them from returning to work. The group now meets regularly in Brighton with some other sessions delivered online.

Members work together with each other and our staff and volunteer team to learn and rediscover skills needed to re-enter the workplace or to gain new skills to help find a new career or meaningful occupation. This is alongside re-learning important life skills, sharing experiences and helpful approaches to personal wellbeing.

Get Involved

We are developing as a membership organisation and invite you to join us. If you’d like to make a difference why not become a member, make a donation, volunteer, sponsor an event or even organise your own! We can’t do what we do without community support. We always need skilled volunteers and welcome anyone keen to fundraise for Headway.