As a small, independent charity every penny counts in helping us to provide the information, practical support and services to brain injury survivors and their families and carers.
Your donation could help fund the following:
Brunner Hall offers vital social interaction for people who may be quite isolated due to their brain injury, as well as enabling carers to have some respite. Activities include cognitive sessions, music, art, cooking, gardening, providing those with brain injuries the opportunity to re-learn lost skills or develop new ones.
“Headway Thames Valley has helped a lot. I like coming here because I meet my friends and sing in the choir. I enjoy the cognitive exercises.”
Living with Brain Injury Courses
The courses are group sessions for approximately 10 people. The course aims to provide insight and information on clients’ conditions and to introduce strategies to help them in life and in their recovery.
Group sessions will be facilitated by a Cognitive/Psychology Therapist.
“Talking with others who’ve suffered a brain injury is of a great benefit to us both. As a group issues are discussed and experiences shared. Suddenly you’re not so alone and don’t feel so different or silly. The group has also helped us understand why we are left with the problems we now suffer from.
“Following both of our brain injuries, nobody has helped us like Headway have, the support and friendly faces within the group are definitely beneficial to younger people with debilitating lifelong changes.”
Outreach and Enablement
Our wonderful community outreach workers will visit a client at home and talk with them to understand their needs and build an individual programme, working towards specific goals. The aim is to provide coping strategies, practical solutions or establish routines to help people feel more in control and able to deal with fatigue, poor memory or aid mobility. This includes re-learning basic skills like making a cup of tea, having the confidence to be able to go out and about independently following a brain injury and re-connecting with their community.
At present this service is only available to existing clients but your donation could result in making it more widely available again.
“Meeting the Outreach therapist has helped me to set realistic goals and to organize and structure the day. This has helped to change my life.”