Introduction To Services
People who have suffered a brain injury find themselves very isolated. They lose their identity within the community, their
family and with their network of friends. At Headway we offer our people a place to belong. We identify strengths and weaknesses
and help them to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. We are the only local charity providing long-term care and support
for people living with brain injury.
When someone suffers a severe brain injury the whole family is thrown into turmoil. Headway is here to offer them vital
advice, information and emotional support as they adjust to the change of lifestyle, which will inevitably occur.
Headway has a day centre in Colchester providing care five days a week. Through professional help and activity, emphasis
is placed on encouraging people to regain lost skills and to learn how to manage back in society whilst developing the ability
and emotional strength to lead a full life.
Brain injury is often known as the "hidden disability" because the problems which arise from an injury to the brain are
not always obvious. People can often see and understand the limitations caused by physical disability, but difficulties with
thinking skills and behavioural changes are often misunderstood.