Headway - The Brain Injury Association
Description of service
UK wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields. Support includes a freephone nurse-led helpline, emergency fund to assist with the financial implications following a brain injury and Headway Acute Trauma Support nurses (HATS) providing support to families. Website also contains information, booklets and factsheets. Can send out printed copies of factsheets. Network of 120 groups and branches providing physical, cognitive and social rehabilitation and support. Headway can help to find a local Headway group or branch. Accreditation scheme for approved residential homes, rehabilitation units and respite facilities specialising in ABI. Run training courses for professionals working in the field of brain injury.