Our service aims to assist our attendees to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence, mental and emotional well being, relieve stress and isolation, and to encourage physical rehabilitation. There are opportunities to widen their horizons, try new hobbies and learn new skills.
- We provide meaningful activity and support at our two main Centres in Lostwithiel and Scorrier.
- Drop-in facilities for Service Users, family members and carers at all of our Centres.
- Telephone and online support, information and advice.
- Home and hospital visits
At our centres a cognitive and behavioural assessment is completed and an individually tailored action plan is created, which is kept under review.
A Service User led programme of activities with goal setting is planned.
Where appropriate input from friends, family and carers who can also give much needed support.
Problems encountered following a brain injury:
- High partnership/familybreakdown
- Loss of income
- Children’s instability
- Social isolation
- Increased drug and alcohol abuse
- Depression and loss of confidence
- Physical, emotional and mental problems
- Potential downward spiral
- 1989 Headway Cornwall was established at Tehidy Hospital with Dr Chris Evans
- 1995 Moved to Lostwithiel School
- 2000 Moved to Lostwithiel Community Centre
- 2010 New Centre opened in Truro
- 2013 Truro group moves to Scorrier
We make a daily charge for attendance at one of our activity/ support centres, which includes all therapies or tutors provided, lunch can also be provided at an extra cost. Please call for full details.
There is no charge to access our drop – in facility or for an initial home visit.
Working in partnership
- We offer advice and signposting to appropriate services
- We work with DIAL for benefits advice, Connect for our attendees with aphasia, Age UK for the over 55s, Enable and Pentreath for re-entering the workplace.
- Cornwall College for training and re-skilling.
- Headway National – specialist information and factsheets.
Our B.I.S.S.S. bus carries a comprehensive library of DVDs, books and factsheets.
Each centre has a drop-in facility for Service Users, family and carers.