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Headway - the brain injury association
Umbrellas Directory entry for Headway
4 King Edward Court
King Edward Street
Headway is the leading charity that promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides support and services to people with a brain injury, their family and carers and to the 110 groups that operate across the UK.
Type of organisation:
National sub sectoral umbrella body or infrastructure organisation, providing services to member voluntary organisations within a thematic sub sector (e.g. youth, health etc.)
Advice and support, Campaigning, Conference organisation, Development of standards, Dispute Resolution, Information, Lobbying, Media Work, Networking, Newsletters, Policy Development, Publicity and promotion, Publishing, Regional Services, Training.
Helpline: Tel: 0808 800 2244 for survivors of brain injury, families and carers, Headway groups and professionals. A freephone service open Mon-Fri 9.ooam to 5pm answerphone and call back at all other times.
Group Support and Information Officer London:
Scotland Development Manager:
Yorkshire Development Officer:
North West Development Officer:
Full time staff: 37
Paid staff: 33
Organisational members: 110
Individual members: 600
We have 35 branches who operate under our charity number, managed and run purely by volunteers offering self help to survivors of brain injury, families and carers. They organise social events, some offer training, hospital and home visits. Some offer advocacy.
We have 75 groups who affiliate to Headway. They must abide by our affiliation criteria. They are autonomous charities in their own right. Many are Companies Ltd by Guarantee. The majority of these groups run Headway Community Centres and provide purposeful activities for brain injury survivors. They have a planned programme for each individual and goal setting that is regularly reviewed by all concerned with the individuals care.