Services

We currently offer a range of services for members their families and carers, however we are always striving to improve on our service offer and as such we have set a number of aims and goals for the services we hope to provide in the near future.

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Current Service

Members

Social

  • we 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: we offer many social events throughout the year such as; our annual Summer day trip, Christmas meal, fish & chips meals out, 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 telephone service; signposting for further advice/providing a 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 for NHS services locally (limited at present)
  • liaison service with GPs
  • ABI team referral

 

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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 and evenings out
  • create fundraising opportunities for our members to engage fully in fundraising activities

Community

  • volunteer training programme for individuals wishing to get involved in this type of service
  • an active volunteer 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 NHS. This will have both a positive impact upon how Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde members are treated in society and also it is likely to assist with fundraising as more people understand what we do.

External Services

  • advice/information and an open working relationship with businesses/charities

 

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