Headway Devon

Headway Devon

Charity information

Headway Devon

Headway Devon is a local charity dedicated to improving life after brain injury.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    We provide care, support, and rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers in Devon and Torbay.

    Brain injury has many causes but some of the most common are head injury, stroke, brain tumour, and illnesses like meningitis. These injuries can case a wide range of disabilities, including physical, learning and emotional difficulties.

    Every brain injury is different, but these disabilities commonly include epilepsy, paralysis, memory loss, confusion, limited attention, depression and mood swings.

    We support adults and children with brain injuries to come to terms with what has happened and overcome their disabilities, as well as providing support and advice to their families and carers and training and information for local professionals.

    Our core services include a county-wide one-to-one Community Support Service which visits people in their own homes and communities to help them fulfil their ambitions and live independently, and a network of day centres where brain injury survivors can learn new skills in a sociable environment.

  • Aims

    Headway Devon aims to:

    • To provide information, support and respite to the families and carers of people with brain injuries.
    • To provide care, support and rehabilitation to people with brain injuries.
    • To raise awareness of brain injury and its lifelong effects, including through providing training.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1097870

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 40

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01392 211822

    Address: The X Centre Commercial Road Exeter EX2 4AD

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Building Appeal

    Headway Devon have moved to the X Centre, a distinctive buildling on Exeter's Quayside and... More
  • Rehabilitation Centres - Adults

    Headway Devon runs six rehabilitation centres across Devon for adults with acquired brain ... More