About Headway Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde

Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.

We’re a charity in Blackpool Wyre and Fylde who aims to provide information, support and social activities for people suffering from acquired brain injuries. We also aim to support carers, family and friends. Perhaps most importantly, we offer the chance to share experiences knowing that the group members understand some of the problems and difficulties that acquired brain injury brings.

We currently run drop in sessions weekly on Tuesdays. For the dates please see the News & Events page. We are a busy charity with a dedicated team of trustees and volunteers. We run many social activities and fundraising events, there is always lots going on!

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to find out more about our work.

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Meet the team



We offer a range of services for our members and their families and carers; from drop in sessions and social activities to practical support and advice regarding personal finance and benefit claims.

Current Services   Our Aims for the Future

Meet the Team

We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team of trustees, committee members and volunteers who all work together for the good of the charity.

Mark Evans

Mark Evans

Chair of Trustees
Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

Mark Rybczynski

Mark Rybczynski

Lisa Mills

Lisa Mills

Keith Whigham

Keith Whigham

Committee Member & Members Representative
Samantha Ashcroft

Samantha Ashcroft

Network Coordinator
Kat Whitemoss

Kat Whitemoss

Communications Manager
Ian Kendrick

Ian Kendrick

Karen Kendrick

Karen Kendrick


Volunteers Needed

At Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde we are always keen to hear from enthusiastic volunteers wishing to work with us.

How you can help

We can offer you:

  • acquired brain injury training
  • volunteer handbook
  • close supervision
  • Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde t-shirt
  • fantastic opportunity to meet and work with new people and develop your skills

As you will be working with vulnerable adults, we ask that you provide two references. We also carry out DBS checks on all our volunteers.

There are many ways that you can help us:

  • bespoke projects involvement including (walking group, art, cooking and nutrition)
  • befriending at Headway sessions
  • newsletter development
  • fundraising support
  • publicity and marketing
  • event support
  • IT support
  • photography

Our Sponsors

There are a number of generous businesses and individuals who have helped Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde and continue to do so. Many of them you will find here along with links to the fantastic work they do.

If you would like to sponsor us and the important work we do then we’d love to hear from you!

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How to help

  • Postcode Neighbourhood Trust
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Barker Booth & Eastwood
  • Communication Rehab
  • The Freedom Centre Mereside
  • Mayor of Wyre
  • Whitewood Mortgages
  • Forte Strength
  • Guy Penn
  • Red Star Wealth
  • Saltire Financial
  • Flamingo Business Networking
  • Hermosa Boutique
  • Clarissa K Boutique

Useful Information

Use the links below to find out some useful facts about brain injury. You can also view the Headway Information Library for further information

Approved care providers

Headway has developed the Approved Provider scheme, an accreditation scheme open to residential care settings. This includes NHS and independent hospitals, neuro-rehabilitation units, residential and nursing homes and respite facilities, specialising in acquired brain injury (ABI).

More information available here.


  • “I’m passionate about working with and for those with acquired brain injuries. The work that Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde does is massively important and very valuable to those out there in need of support, advice and a safe environment in which to share. I’ll be adding to the already excellent work being done by the current trustees, the wider team and the many volunteers.”

    Marie Sloan Chair of the Trustees & Director

  • “Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde is a fun-loving charity which makes a real difference to the lives of brain injury survivors and their families, within the area.”

    Jonathan Young  Trustee & Director