Have you heard of Headway Shropshire? We are a charity, supporting adults who have survived a brain injury, their families, carers and friends. You may think you don’t know anyone with an acquired brain injury but it might surprise you to know that sufferers come from all backgrounds, races, ages and religions. They could have sustained their injury through accidents, illness, assaults, strokes, surgery.... The list goes on – an acquired brain injury is all they have in common.
Headway Shropshire aims to support people who have survived acquired brain injury, their families, carers and concerned professionals. Headway Shropshire provides services and facilities which assist the rehabilitation and resettlement of people with acquired brain injuries.
Headway Shropshire was formed in 1989 as a local support group for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI). Originally located in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, through charitable funding and fundraising we moved to purpose built accommodation in December 2002. Headway Shropshire is perfectly situated to deliver a host of services and activities to assist in the rehabilitation and support to the many survivors, families and carers who rely upon our organisation as a key part of their life.
Headway Shropshire provides services to people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. There are very few specialist brain injury services available to people in this area. Headway Shropshire aims to work very closely with statutory partners from health and social care to provide services and fill gaps in provision.
Headway Shropshire currently provides:
• Day Opportunities
• Information, advice and support services
• Carers support
• Case Management
• Community Care and Support (domiciliary)
• Social events
Headway Shropshire aims to:
- Eliminating fear, loneliness & isolation for the disabled group we represent, providing a place for them to feel safe.
- To provide care to brain injury survivors, supporting them in their transition to independence.
- Providing support to survivors & their families regardless of their social & financial constraints
Established: February 1989
Registered Charity Number: 1100376
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 40
Part time staff: 20
Phone number: 01743 365271
Address: Holsworth ParkOxon Business ParkShrewsburyShropshire SY3 5HJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
Support Group for Aquired Brain Injury CarersCarers do not apply for their role as a carer, it is often as a result of a family member ... More