Current

Members

Social

  1. Provide a space for headway members to meet bi-monthly to socialise in a safe environment free from isolation or judgement, as per our member’s code of conduct.
  2. Events: Summer day trip, Christmas meal, Fish & Chips, Pancake Day etc.

Professional

  1. Therapeutic sessions in drop ins – Anger Management, Relaxation, Physiotherapy
  2. Teaching sessions – Brain Injury Awareness, First Aid
  3. Benefit and Welfare Advice – Applications for benefits, Appeals for refused benefits
  4. Headway phone – advice/ listening service;
  5. Legal Advocacy – including signposting and referral letters

Community

  1. Volunteer’s programme for individuals wishing to get involved in this type of service;

External Services

  1. Information/ advice and support to charities/ businesses in the Fylde area
  2. Support NHS services locally – Limited
  3. Liaison service with GPs
  4. ABI team referral

 

Future Goals

Members

  1. A fully inclusive service to all brain injury survivors across the Fylde coast including but not limited to:
    • Those within the community
    • Those within residential settings
    • Those within hospital and NHS Units
    • Those within prison or on temporary release from prison/ parole programmes
    • Those who are homeless/ with no fixed address

Social

  1. Increase day trips/ evenings out alongside the service in place
  2. Create fundraising opportunities for our members to engage in fundraising.

Professional

  1. Improve benefit advice giving including in house benefits advice from an independent benefits advisor.
  2. In house employment law advice from an employment lawyer

Community

  1. Volunteer’s training programme for individuals wishing to get involved in this type of service
  2. An active volunteers service with a training and development programme for volunteers to be able to work in different areas of the organisation.
  3. Raising awareness of brain injury and the effects of it to others within
    • the community and
    • within NHS services
  4. Understanding that this will have both a positive impact upon how HBWF members are treated in society and that it is likely to link in with fundraising as more people understand what we do.

External Services

  1. Advice/ Information and an open working relationship with Businesses/Charities