Headway Blackburn with Darwen was established in 2004 and is a branch of the National Charity “Headway”, its objectives and aims are to provide information and support for survivors of acquired brain injury, their partners, families, carers and friends.
Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley area.
Today there are over half a million people living in the UK with a significant degree of brain damage caused by a head injury.
We have a wealth of experience to help you and your family through what can be a very difficult time. We have detailed books and leaflets to help you understand different aspects of head injury and get the best quality of life. Our support is just a telephone call away.
Many of the group understand and have experienced the highs and lows of dealing with the long-term effects of an acquired brain injury. We believe this to be our main strength as a group and we understand and support all members.
What the group can offer
The process of learning to live with an acquired brain injury is one that, for some individuals, can take many years. Strength to cope can be found from sharing experiences with others and seeking advice. At Headway Blackburn with Darwen we offer our members a place to belong.
- Support Group
- Reducing isolation
- Social interaction
- Peer support
- Respite for the carer
Fun and Activites
- Indoor games
- Meals out
- Creative activities
- Away days
- Visits to other groups
- Pamper days
Check out our events and news for up and coming activities!
Social and Psychological Support
- Coping with stress
- Making new friends
- Professional help and advice
- Education and acceptance
A brain injury not only affects the individual but also the lives of the people around them. At headway we aim to support all those involved.
Our aims and objectives
- To ensure that the aims of the group are based on local and cultural need.
- To provide a Headway Support Branch (group) that covers the geographical areas of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley.
- To provide a service that offers support, information and education, for people with acquired brain injury, their carers, supporters, etc.
- To raise awareness and promote a wider understanding of all aspects of brain injury in the wider communities of Blackburn with Darwen & Hyndburn & Ribble Valley.
- To press for the case for increased recognition of acquired brain injury and the need for resources.
- To encourage socialisation, personal development and provide the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge.