Headway Thames Valley

Advice and support for people with brain injuries

The project will provide vital support to brain injury survivors and their families. Following a referral, initial information and advice is available from our experienced therapist. As part of the introductory support, new clients will receive up to three one hour sessions.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (900591)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£4,484

Donations

16

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Brain injuries do not discriminate – they can happen in seconds to people of all ages in a variety of situations but the effects can last a lifetime. There are many possible causes: accidents, tumour, stroke, cardiac arrest, post viral infections such as meningitis. The impact can include: loss of independence, loss of employment or life role, increased stress and breakdowns in family relationships, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, poor memory and fatigue.

Solution

We provide coping strategies, practical solutions or establish routines to help people feel more in control. All clients have a personal enablement plan and work towards a range of short term and long term goals, combining soft outcomes and practical skills. A key aspect of the support we provide and that differentiates us is that it is not time-limited and a client can remain with us for as long as they need. Regular assessments mean we can tailor support to clients’ ongoing and changing needs.