Supporting people affected by acquired brain injury across Worcestershire

About Us

Headway Worcestershire is a local and independent charity supporting people affected by acquired brain injury 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 recognise 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.

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.

Welcome to
Headway Worcestershire …

Brain injury and me...

Personal experiences of life after brain injury

Worcester Headway Volunteers

GET INVOLVED

Headway Worcestershire welcomes interest from caring, understanding people who would like to help survivors of brain injuries to regain their confidence and skills at one of our centres. There are lots of volunteer opportunities available.

SHOP

Headway operates a shop at 6 St Swithin’s Street, Worcester WR1 2PY. If you’re having trouble carrying the donations into town you can arrange to drop them off at The Mill, Gregory’s Mill Street, Worcester WR3 8BA Tel.01905 729 729.

OUR CENTRES

Our Friendly Wellbeing Centres are run in Worcester, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

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.

Help us improve life after brain injury

OUR LATEST NEWS

Ten Pin Bowling Night

Charity bowling night on Wednesday 20th March 2019, 6:30pm onwards.£10 for two games to benefit Headway Worcestershire. Tickets to be bought in advance.

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Registered Charity Number 702490

Company Registration Number 02443464 (England and Wales)

Affiliated to Headway – the brain injury association Registered Charity Number 1025852

Headway Worcestershire
The Mill, Gregory’s Mill Street
Worcester WR3 8BA

Telephone: 01905 729729
Email: enquiries@hwtl.org.uk