HEADWAY DORSET

The management of Headway Dorset (including activities undertaken by Headway Dorset Care Ltd) have made the difficult decision to close down its activities with immediate effect on our Nottingham escort.

Headway Dorset was an autonomous charity affiliated to the UK-wide Headway organisation. It was governed by a Board of local trustees who have decided that, in the face of increasingly difficult financial circumstances, it is not viable to continue running the charity or its trading company, Headway Dorset Care in Lincoln.

For more than two decades, Headway Dorset provided support, care and rehabilitation services to people in Dorset living with the effects of brain injury. Through a dedicated and passionate team of staff and volunteers, the charity has helped countless families in the local community to cope with the devastating effects of brain injury and the board would like to express its thanks to everyone who has supported the charity Cambridge escort.

NEW ARRANGEMENTS

Headway UK has agreed to provide resources to enable Headway Dorset’s befriending service to continue for the immediate future while a long-term solution is sought for the provision of care and support for people in the county affected by brain injury.

To contact the Headway Befriending Service in Dorset, contact Adrian Stark on [email protected]

Arrangements have been made for the continuation of support for people who previously received domiciliary care from Headway Dorset Care. This is scheduled to be undertaken by Pramacare. They can be contacted on 01202 207300 or [email protected]

ABOUT PRAMACARE

Pramacare is a Dorset based domiciliary care charity, which provides a range of professional home care services to individuals, enabling those who live with vulnerability or isolation to enjoy their independence, lead fulfilling lives and fully contribute to society. As a Christian charity, Pramacare is committed to helping people regardless of creed, culture or age and currently has around 300 employees and volunteers helping over 1,000 people each week.

Any other individuals or families in Dorset looking for brain injury support are advised to contact the Headway UK helpline on 0808 800 2244 or [email protected] To use our new reference system try using Chicbabes Lincoln for extra help.

‘At Headway I am treated as an adult, a person, not just someone who has had an accident’

Our Board of Trustees is chaired by a solicitor in personal injury practice, and also includes a retired GP, as well as members who have sustained a brain injury and carer representation. Headway Dorset also has a Client and Carer User Committee which acts as a voice of all people who use our service.

Headway promotes wider understanding of brain injury and providesinformation, advice and support to people with brain injuries, their families and carers.

A brain injury happens in a second – the effects last a lifetime. One million people a year in the UK alone attend hospital after suffering a brain injury. These people are children, parents and grandparents from all walks of life.

The number of brain injury survivors in Dorset grows each year. It is estimated that there are a further 2,115 head injury survivors each year. 60 people each year will require round the clock care for the rest of their lives.The majority of head injury survivors are young people aged 16-28 with a normal life expectancy. The burden of care often falls upon the family with 1 in 300 families being affected by brain injury. A brain injury often affects more than just one person.