About the Project
Brain injury can devastate lives, shatter families and leave people in desperate need of support. Every 90 seconds someone is admitted to hospital in the UK with an acquired brain injury. People are often discharged from hospital with no guidance on what to expect or support on how to cope. The Headway Hub will provide a much needed respite service for people with an acquired brain injury and their families, as well as a permanent base for expanding the services we currently provide.
About the Charity
Headway Darlington and District supports people with acquired brain injury and their families and carers from Darlington and the surrounding area. It supports over 30 families by providing: brain injury education sessions; cognitive and social rehabilitation; community based support to promote independence; activities to promote health and well-being; specialist brain injury advocacy service; family support; and external brain injury awareness training packages; telephone helpline. Quotes from members: 'I can't wait for the days to come around when I come to Headway. The meetings are the highlight of my week'. 'I really enjoy coming to Headway. It is the only place I can be myself and not feel judged'. 'It has been such a relief for me to talk to other family members in the group'.