Headway Shropshire provides services and facilities which assist with the rehabilitation and re-ablement of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI).
This year alone about 100 people in the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin area will have a head injury because of an accident, fall or assault. Many others will have strokes, surgery or illnesses. ABI can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, their work and relationships with family and friends.
Headway Shropshire works very closely with statutory partners from health and social care to provide services and fill gaps in provision as there are very few specialist brain injury services available to people in the areas we cover.
Headway Shropshire provides a Day Opportunities Centre, rehabilitation, information, advice, support services, carers support, outreach, social events, community care and domiciliary support.
Our objectives are to provide support, help overcome anxiety, build confidence, provide information, act as an advocate and promote the needs of our clients, help them relearn skills, support with mobility, improve communication skills, even skills such as going shopping for themselves or preparing a meal. We provide social rehabilitation, re-enablement and advice with the ultimate aim of a better quality of life and greater independence.