Headway Devon is a local charity dedicated to improving life after brain injury.
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.
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.
Established: June 1996
Registered Charity Number: 1097870
Board members: 12
Full time staff: 8
Part time staff: 40
Phone number: 01392 211822
Address: The X Centre Commercial Road Exeter EX2 4ADView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website