HEADWAY is a not for profit organisation providing community-based rehabilitation services for adults living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Accredited by CARF International – the rehabilitation quality specialists, our services are of the highest international standards. We act as a lifeline for people as they try to come to terms with their brain injury after stroke, haemorrhage, infection, road traffic accident, fall or other trauma to the brain.
As a result of Acquired Brain Injury our clients experience a range of difficulties in areas including physical and sensory ability, cognitive and thinking skills, emotions and behaviour. Loss of functioning in these areas can lead to a reduction in independence, activity, employment and a sense of purpose or meaningful contribution to society. Many of our clients require full time care post injury, which can heavily impact on family systems.
Our inter-disciplinary team are dedicated to helping our clients maximise their potential, improve their quality of life and level of independence by providing a range of cognitive, social, educational, creative and rehabilitative activities in a supportive environment. Our services are flexible and person-centred, providing the highest standards of rehabilitative and psychological support needed to improve client quality of life based on assessment of a person’s needs and their own goals for recovery. They include Community and Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychological Services, Day Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitative Training Services, Creative Therapies and Information and Support.