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Headway Plymouth was established as a charity and opened its doors in 1989 with a mission to support survivors of brain injury, their family, partners and carers, to help them adjust and come to terms with the changes in their lives

Through the provision of long-term enablement activities, clients are helped to redevelop independent living, social and communication skills and to achieve their personal goals. The enablement activities help survivors to maintain or improve their cognitive abilities damaged during the injury.

Headway Plymouth’s primary objective is to provide support to survivors of traumatic brain injury, help them to come to terms with the changes in their lives and to learn to live as independently as possible.

Whilst the main focus of Headway is to support clients towards an independent life, the centre also provides a safe environment for clients to socialise with other survivors of brain injury and build relationships, to relax and be themselves. Attendance at the centre can also mean respite for the clients’ families or carers.

Aims and objectives:

  • Provide long-term enablement activities to people following a traumatic brain injury.

  • Provide a safe environment for survivors of brain injury.

  • Organise social events for survivors and their partners and family.

  • Ensure that survivors and their families have up-to-date, accurate and consistent information about traumatic brain injury, benefits and services available.

  • Organise events to raise funds to provide continued support to survivors, their family and carers.

  • Expand and improve services survivors of brain injury.

  • Provide respite for carers, partners and families of survivors.

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Hope for Tomorrow

Life carries on, it's sure, 'tis true

nothing's to happen to me or you;

All of a sudden, your life is changed,

Wasn't planned, or arranged,

Your head is hurt, your head is struck!

What has happened to my luck???

The road to recovery is long, some sorrow

But there is a brighter day tomorrow!

They find it difficult to understand,

No broken hip, nor fractured head;

People cannot look, nor can see

What is really wrong with me...

I may be odd, at times a pain,

Head injury, surely has its strain...

on friends, and of course family,

But our best we try to be;

There is a light at the end of the tunnel

The medical knowledge we try to funnel...

To mend our mind, to put things right,

Stop restless days, and sleepless night;

If we persevere, we'll surely see,

Whatever will, is sure to be;

The recovery road is long, with sorrow

But there is a brighter day tomorrow!!!

Jeremy Manning

© Copyright - Headway Plymouth 1989

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Headway House,

Park Avenue,

Devonport,

Plymouth, PL1 4RJ

Tel: 01752 550559

Email: Enquiries@headwayplymouth.org

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