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Headway Devon

Headway Devon is the local brain injury charity for Devon and Torbay. We provide care and opportunities for people with acquired brain injury and their families.

Brain injury can turn a person’s life upside down and leave them facing complex disabilities.

Headway exists to help people come to terms with what has happened and get the most out of their new life.

Headway Devon provide essential services across Devon and Torbay for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers.

Brain injury has many causes, from head injuries in car accidents, falls or assaults to illnesses and conditions like meningitis, brain tumour and stroke. Some people also sustain brain injuries as a result of things like heart attack, carbon monoxide poisoning or suffocation, when their brain is starved of oxygen.

Whatever the cause of brain injury, it can leave people facing a complex mix of physical, thinking, learning and emotional difficulties including paralysis, poor co-ordination, epilepsy, memory loss, confusion, anxiety, mood swings, personality change, and depression.

Headway Devon support people with brain injuries to come to terms with what has happened and overcome their disabilities, so that they can go on to get the most out of their new lives.

Our core services include:

- A network of centres where people with brain injuries are able to meet new people and take part in activities to help them improve their practical and social skills. Our centres can also provide valuable respite for carers. All of our centres are different, but all offer a varied programme of rehabilitative activities including arts and crafts, board games and exercises to improve thinking skills.

- A one-to-one community support service that visits people in their own homes and communities so that they can live happier and more independent lives. As well as being able to support clients with personal care such as washing, cooking and dressing, this service can support clients to access employment or education, help with housing issues, participate in leisure activities, help with budgeting, meal planning and shopping, and many other activities.

- Support, advice and respite for families members and carers, including signposting to other support services.

- Training and information for local professionals who work with people with brain injuries.

Headway Devon are the local specialists in providing support to people with brain injuries and are affiliated to Headway UK the national brain injury association. We have over 18 years of experience in providing support and services to people with acquired brain injuries and a strong track record in supporting people to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. We understand brain injury and the long-term implications of this condition, and have a very experienced specialist team with strong links to other local organisations.

If you think that Headway Devon might be able to help you or someone you care about, it’s easy to make a referral. Our open referral system means that you don’t have to go through a social worker or health professional, you can simply complete one of our referral forms, available to download from this site, or call us

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below


  1. Headway Devon is a local charity supporting people with brain injuries. If you have sustained a brain injury as a result of domestic violence, Headway Devon may be able to help. We have a strong track-record in supporting people to understand and cope with the difficulties that they are facing as a result of brain injury.

  2. Headway Devon is a local charity supporting people with brain injuries. Brain injury can leave people facing complex disabilities and people may find themselves feeling vulnerable and isolated. Headway Devon is here to support people and families affected by brain injury to live happier, safer, more independent and more fulfilling lives.

  3. Headway Devon offer services so that people with brain injuries can meet others who've had similar experience, take part in activities to improve their skills and quality of life, and to live more independently. We are also able to provide respite and advice for families and carers.

  4. Headway Devon supports people with disabiltiies caused by brain injury. Sometimes sustaining a brain injury can mean that a person's housing or accommodation is no longer appropriate for financial reasons or because of physical difficulties. Headway Devon's experienced team are able to provide advice and guidance for those seeking more suitable or affordable housing after brain injury.

  5. Headway Devon is a local charity providing support for people with acquired brain injury. Assault is one of the most common causes of brain injury, and can leave people facing complex physical, learning and emotional difficulties. Headway's knowledgeable and supportive staff help people to come to terms with what has happened to them and learn to cope with their difficulties so that they can go on to rebuild their lives.

  6. Headway Devon is able to support people with brain injuries to overcome their difficulties and develop their skills. This can include support to improve thinking and learning skills including memory, support with practical skills such as using computers, cooking or independent living, and support to access employment, volunteering or education.

  7. Brain injury can turn a person's life upside down and leave them facing unexpected challenges. Headway Devon's specialist workers are able to educate people about the financial support available to them, support people to access relevant benefits, enabling people to access more affordable accommodation, and provide help with budgeting.

  8. When a person sustains a brain injury, it often affects a whole family. Headway Devon is able to provide information, advice and support to the families and carers of people with brain injuries, as well as providing valuable respite opportunities so that carers can enjoy some time for themselves.

  9. Brain injury has many causes and can leave people facing complex disabilities. If you have sustained a brain injury as a result of domestic violence, Headway Devon can provide support and information to help you understand and overcome the difficulties that you are facing.

  10. The effects of brain injury are far-reaching and can include complex thinking and learning difficulites, such as memory loss, confusion and difficulty processing information. Headway Devon is able to provide support and information to help people learn to cope with these difficulties.

  11. Brain injury can turn a person's life upside down, and many survivors experience mental health difficulties. Headway Devon is able to provide support and information to help people come to terms with what has happened, peer support so that people can meet others who have had similar experiences, and signposting to other relevant support services.

  12. Brain injury can leave people facing a range of complex difficulties, including physical, learning and emotional disabilities. Headway Devon is able to support people to overcome these disabiltiies, access opportunities, and go on to get the most out of their new lives.

  13. Headway Devon is a local charity supporting people with brain injuries. Road traffic incidents are one of the most common causes of brain injury. If you have been left facing difficulties as a result of brain injury. Headway Devon may be able to help.

Our downloads

  1. Word Document

    Headway Devon Referral Form Word

    Use this form to refer yourself or someone you know to Headway Devon. Don't worry if you can't answer all of the questions and please call us on 01392 211822 if you'd like help.

    Download here

  2. PDF Document

    Headway Devon Referral Form pdf

    Use this form to refer yourself or someone you know to Headway Devon. Don't worry if you can't answer all of the questions and please call us on 01392 211822 if you'd like help.

    Download here

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