Current service 

Members

Social

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

Professional

  • Therapeutic sessions in drop ins – Anger Management, Relaxation, Physiotherapy
  • Teaching sessions – Brain Injury Awareness, First Aid
  • Benefit and Welfare Advice – signposting for benefit applications , as well as signposting for appeals for refused benefits
  • Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde phone –  signposting for further advice/ listening service;
  • Legal Advocacy – including signposting and referral letters

Community

  • Volunteer’s programme for individuals wishing to support our charity’s aims and objectives;

External Services

  • Information/ advice and support to charities/ businesses in the Blackpool Wyre and Fylde area
  • Support NHS services locally – Limited
  • Liaison service with GPs
  • ABI team referral

Our Aims for the future

Members

  • 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

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

Community

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

External Services

  • Advice/ Information and an open working relationship with Businesses/Charities