Physical well being
Everyone benefits from appropriate exercise, resulting in increased self-esteem and self-confidence, also reducing re-admission to hospital. Each location will provide a range of exercise programmes and individuals will be encouraged to participate once their capability has been assessed. This may include joining one of our walking clubs, bowling and ARNI rehabilitation exercise classes.
We will be introducing a wide variety of programmes to improve the individual’s vocational skills. The core of this programme will include arts & crafts, computer skills, literacy and numeracy.
Mental well being
A sense of well being improves everyone’s ability for self-management as well as their sense of self-respect and feeling in control. It enables people to feel they are capable of achieving more and so encourages a sense of initiative. The programmes will include access to complementary therapists.
Brain injury information and advice
This service will focus on providing ongoing support to the individual as well as their family and carers. Support will include social groups, leaflets, factsheets and access to the mobile resource library.
Headway Cornwall works as part of a multi-disciplinary team and where appropriate individuals can be signposted to other agencies including Connect, Age UK and Disability Cornwall.
Cognitive stimulation over a sustained period of time is essential for a person to maximise their potential and capabilities. This will be achieved through cognitive games and worksheets, sequencing and language skills. Cognitive computer games will also be introduced.
Although not part of the current political agenda, every survey carried out conducted amongst the brain injured and their relatives overwhelmingly supports the need for daily support facilities. Our support centres provide the opportunity for a range of planned activities with trained staff and volunteers providing a much needed respite for the relatives, many of whom act as full-time carers.
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.