Project information

New Centre - 'Room reconfiguration'

We are opening our new Therapy centre and are equipping our quiet rooms and document archives. We need specialist lounge chairs to enable interviews and relaxation, away from the bustle of the centre. We are re-purposing the old spaces as a document archive in preparation for GDPR.

December 2017 - February 2018

Charity information: Second Chance Headway Centre

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  • Need


    Following an acquired brain injury, people may be anxious or easily overwhelmed, and that has difficulties when arranging interviews for assessments. Some times you just need a quiet relaxing space to get away for a while. Sometimes if you are not feeling well, you need to get out of the noise and light with a nurse to assist while you come around.


    Our quiet rooms will provide a haven, where interviews and assessments or meetings can be carried out in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Each will be equipped with a Reclining chair, accessible designed lounge chairs, side tables and low key lighting.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To Create new quiet rooms in each building.


    » Decorate, carpet and furnish two quiet rooms.

    Pictures and notes by members will be reported in our newsletter and social media.

  • Impact


    The immediate and also the long term impact, will be in the assessment processes and health and welfare of our members. The quality and nature of all of our processes are subject to constant audit, and reported annually.


    The only specific risk is funding. Without funding we cannot create the kind of space that will address anxiety and confusion issues, and provide a suitable 'recovery' room. We are making multiple requests for smaller individual amounts to mitigate the risk of overall funding failure.


    All donors will receive updates of status via our social media sites and newsletters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £2,400

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      Amount Heading Description
      £300 Quiet room recliner
      £1,500 Quiet room lounge chairs
      £300 Quiet room carpeting and flooring
      £300 Quiet room decor/curtains

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Donation £750 Conditional
  • Background


    Wakefield, West Yorks.


    We refer adults with Acquired Brain Injuries, but a significant amount of our work is educating, supporting and engaging with the families, friends, supporters and community around them.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only organisation offering our specific service in the wider local area.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Meral Altilar

    Specialist Occupational Therapist, advising on all aspects of the development.