Providing brain injury care and support
Headway Essex cares for people who have acquired a brain injury and this may be through sporting or work accidents, road traffic accidents, assault, illness or disease.
Support is given in two ways: Through the Headway Centre, which is a day centre in Colchester where rehabilitation activities take place; also through The Community Support Team, which provides telephone support, information on the different aspects of brain injury, support groups, training for carers, specialist literature on brain injury, home and hospital visits and educational talks. Currently over 272 families are supported across Essex.
The national brain injury association
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury, through national and local initiatives.
The national brain injury services directory
This website has been created to assist people with brain injury to find the right service at the right time on their journey through rehabilitation and beyond.
UNITED KINGDOM ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY FORUM (UKABIF)
Services to promote the understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury
Giving a voice to acquired brain injury,UKABIF’s priorities are to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to raise the profile of ABI and campaign for better services in the UK. Their website works as an information and signposting resource.
CHILD BRAIN INJURY TRUST
Help for those affected by childhood acquired brain injury
Established in 1991, CBIT provides information, support and training to anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury. This includes the child or young person themselves, their family and the professionals who support them.