Headway Cambridgeshire

Headway Cambridgeshire

Charity information

Headway Cambridgeshire

Headway Cambridgeshire provides specialist services and support to people with a brain injury and their families. Common difficulties include speech impairment, mobility, memory loss, difficulties in processing information, reasoning and perception, loss of confidence and severe mood swings. Headway Cambridgeshire provides support through information, advice and guidance, specialist 1:1 community based work, and slow-stream rehabilitation at our hubs in Cambridge and Peterborough.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    We focus on supporting clients, their families and carers to come to terms with the changed circumstances brought about by brain injury. We do this by helping people to cope with the economic, physical, psychological and social consequnces of a brain injury.

    We endeavour to create environments where individuals can maximise their potential at the same time promoting equality, choice and independence according to the Social Model of Disability.

    We provide the following services:

    Specialist Day Services
    We provide these across Cambridgeshire where people can meet others who have experienced similar problems. We strive to maintain a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, whilst at the same time introducing structure and learning opportunites to create an environment in which individuals are motivated to achieve goals and maximise their independence.

    Hospital Support
    Our Neuro Trauma Support Coordinator based at Addenbrookes Hospital offers support to patients and families from admission to leaving the hospital, and also at the Neuro Trauma Outpatient Clinic.

    Community Support
    Our Community Brain Injury Advisors support anyone in the community who has had an acquired brain injury. They will also offer support to anyone who is involved with that person - this can include family, friends, carers, employers and colleagues.

    This is a unique service providing personal one-to-one support to help people with acquired brain injury to access opportunities within their own communi

  • Aims

    Headway Cambridgeshire aims to:

    • to support people with acquired brain injury, neurological conditions and other cognitive difficulties
    • to provide a range of services and facilities designed to aid recovery, rehabilitation and promote independence of those who have so suffered
    • to provide a range of services and facilities designed to aid recovery, rehabilitation and promote independence of those who have so suffered
  • Overview

    Established: June 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1062886

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 18

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01223 576550

    Address: Block 10, Ida Darwin, Fulbourn CB21 5EE

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  • Community Brain Injury Advisors

    Providing information, advice and guidance within the community to people who have been di... More