Headway Humber is a collaboration between four local branches of the national charity Headway UK, and we are dedicated to supporting life after brain injury.
You can find out more about each branch here:
Hull & East Riding | Yorkshire East Coast | North Lincs | North East Lincs
Each branch is run by a small but dedicated group of volunteers who have been touched by brain injury in a variety of ways, whether as a survivor or a family member, or working as a professional.
The difficulties a brain injury can cause may not be obvious to other people. Because of this it is often referred to as a hidden disability. It can change the life of the person with the brain injury and those around them.
Together, we offer support and services to survivors of brain injury, their families and carers. We run a number of social events and trips throughout the year, and provide a wide range of information about life after brain injury.
We aim to raise awareness of brain injury both to prevent them, and to promote understanding when they occur. We appear on local press and radio, and we roll out national Headway UK campaigns and news at a local level.
We also engage with local stakeholders, including hospitals and commissioners to help improve services. We sit on a number of special interest groups to represent brain injury, and offer training days. We regularly support research undertaken nationally and at the University of Hull, and engage with local trainee psychologists to engage the next generation of clinicians.
Established in 1979, Headway UK provides information through its publications, website and Helpline. More than half of all calls to the Helpline are from people directly affected by brain injury, often because they have nowhere else to turn.
The charity also lobbies for better support and resources to be made available to people affected by brain injury and works to raise awareness of brain injury and the devastating effects it can have.
Headway is based in Nottingham, with a small and dedicated team of staff helping to support national services as well as all groups and branches.
Headway has developed an accreditation scheme open to residential care settings.
Brain injury explained leaflet Click the link above to download Headway UK’s ‘Brain Injury Explained’ leaflet. An acquired brain injury, or ABI, refers to any injury caused to the brain since birth. A brain injury can happen to anyone, at any time and can be caused by trauma (for example following a road traffi c […]
The Headway Brain Injury Identity Card is designed to help police officers and staff more easily identify brain injury survivors and ensure that they receive an appropriate response and support.
Headway UK maintains a directory of accredited specialist brain injury solicitors.
Grants of up to £500 are available in the immediate aftermath of brain injury, to help adult brain injury survivors and their families cope with the sudden practical implications.
Headway UK produces award-winning and free publications on every brain injury-related issue.
HealthUnlocked is a specialist online community tailored for people with a brain injury, their families and carers.
Your local branches offer practical advice and support on a range of issues.
A free, confidential service available to anyone. Run by a team of trained nurses and non-clinical staff with expertise in supporting people with brain injury.
Headway Suffolk’s Brainy Dog scheme trains rescue dogs to be well trained companion and pets to people with a neurological condition. The dogs under our supervision are trained by prisoners, people with mental health problems, teenagers excluded from school and the homeless. The project is funded by the Big Lottery. The Big Lottery is celebrating […]
A hub to help relieve the pressure of keeping family and friends updated with your loved one’s progress
Headway UK's 'Improving life after brain injury' leaflet.
We are very sad to announce the passing of Sue Kyle. Sue was born prematurely with asthma and soon developed epilepsy. Later in life brain surgery did reduce the frequency and severity of seizures but unfortunately, one of the side effects of surgery was to adversely affect her short-term memory which can lead to major […]