Local & independent charity

Headway Worcestershire

Providing adults affected by acquired brain injury support across Worcestershire

About Us

Headway Worcestershire is a local and independent charity providing adults affected by acquired brain injury support across Worcestershire. We offer specialist support, information and services to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.

Our vision is to recognise that every brain injury affects different people in different ways. We understand that each person is unique and tailor our support to meet their needs and circumstances. Our aim is to help people achieve their goals and enjoy a quality of life, consistent with their desires and interests. Building a community where people with a brain injury are valued respected and able to live a fulfilling life, while campaigning for greater public awareness and a better understanding of the impact of brain injury.

Our Shop

Come and visit our shop in Worcester in St Swithin's Street. We would also appreciate donations and if you have difficulty dropping them off in town you are welcome to deliver your parcels to us at The Mill, Gregory’s Mill Street, Worcester WR3 8BA

Our Centres

Our friendly Wellbeing Centres are run in Worcester, Evesham, Stourport, Bromsgrove by our dedicated team of staff & volunteers. We offer a comfortable environment where those with an ABI can meet people, make friends, learn new skills & gain confidence.

Fundraising

We need to raise around £100,000 each year to maintain our services, expand existing provision and pilot new initiatives. Headway Worcestershire could not operate without the generous support of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers, to whom we are so grateful.

Outreach

We offer Outreach support & care across the whole of Worcestershire, direct to each client in their own home. Our specially trained Outreach Support Team provide individually tailored care to enable people with acquired brain injuries to live happier & more independent lives

Donating to Support Our Services

Every person with brain injury should have the opportunity to live a purposeful happy life, and every donation we receive – big or small – makes a real difference to our clients. We estimate that each year around 1,000 people in Worcestershire will suffer a brain injury, and it’s your donations that enable us to provide them with the care and support they so vitally need.

Your donations make a huge difference to our community at Headway Worcestershire.

Make a Regular Donation

Regular giving is a fantastic way you can support Headway Worcestershire. Our vision is that every person living in our region that has suffered an acquired brain injury should receive the tailored care and support they need. Regular giving enables us to care for survivors now plan for the future. To setup a regular donation, click Just Giving or on the logo.

Make a once-off donation

You can help us continue to support local people affected by acquired brain injury by making a once-off donation. Online donations are really safe and easy to do. To pay securely click on the Just Giving or on the logo.
WHAT IS AN ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY?
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is the term used for all injuries to a brain sustained since birth, there are many different causes of brain injury and its effects are complex and wide ranging. These can include stroke, accidents, assaults, tumours, brain haemorrhages, encephalitis and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Living with an abi
The effects of an acquired brain injury can be life-changing impacting on the simplest of daily tasks. Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life: walking, talking, thinking and feeling, and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.
OUR SUPPORT & CARE
We provide therapies, rehabilitation and reablement, advocacy, carer and family support on a one to one basis in the home or the wider community. Support groups and counselling. Alongside our wellbeing day services, a comfortable social setting, where individuals living with an ABI can meet people, make new friends.
TYPES OF BRAIN INJURY
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, tumour and stroke. Click here to go to Headway UK, where you can find out more about the different types of brain injury that can be acquired.

THE 90 CHALLENGE

Headway Worcestershire is bringing you something different and exciting. A cool fundraising project for you to take on in 2024, and it's called the 90 Challenge!

We're all about keeping it fun and light-hearted, so we've designed a challenge that is open and encourages you to have fun while raising funds. The 90 Challenge runs from January to December, and all you need to do is pick any activity that involves the number 90.

To learn more visit out 90 Challenge page and help Headway Worcestershire make a real difference in the ABI Community.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II GAMES FOR PEOPLE WITH ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY

Headway Worcestershire presents the ABI Games 2023
The highly anticipated V2 of the ABI Games, a groundbreaking event celebrating adults with acquired brain injuries, was held on 3rd August 2023 with resounding success.

This remarkable event at the University of Worcester Arena and hosted by Headway Worcestershire, showcased the extraordinary talents and abilities of participants from across the UK.

Look out for regional games in 2024 and ABI Games 2025!

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Worcester

EVERYDAY

10am - 3pm

The Mill
Gregory's Mill Street
Worcester
WR3 8BA

Bromsgrove

MONDAY

9.45am - 1.15pm

The Pod
13 Humphrey Avenue
Bromsgrove
B60 3JB

Evesham

MONDAY

9.30am - 2.30pm

Wallace House
Community Centre
Oat Street
Evesham
WR11 4PJ

Stourport on severn

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

9.30am - 2.30pm

Suite 39, Anglo House
Worcester Road
Stourport On Severn
DY13 9AW
ABOUT US
Registered Charity Number 702490
Company Registration Number 02443464 (England and Wales)
Affiliated to Headway – the brain injury association
Registered Charity Number 1025852
CONTACT
Headway Worcestershire
The Mill, Gregory’s Mill Street
Worcester WR3 8BA
Telephone: 01905 729729
Email: enquiries@hwtl.org.uk
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