Welcome to Headway Somerset
Welcome to the website for Headway Somerset. Headway Somerset is a unique organisation helping people across the county to live as independent a life as possible after brain injury. It promotes a wider understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services for people with brain injury. It also provides assistance in accessing and signposting other services as well as much needed respite care for family and carers.
See our brochure. Please note Central Office & General Enquiries number ring: 01823 444829 or 07920852228 and not the one listed.
Action for Brain Injury Week 13th – 17th May 2013
To mark ABI week this year, the staff and clients at Headway Somerset arranged a number of events at all three of our Centres.
At Yeovil, clients from our “Hear our Voice” Group presented on Monday to the Over-60s Club at The Town Hall, Ilchester, about the impact of Brain Injury on both them and their families and carers. This is part of a larger project that the clients have been working on in which they have been learning ways of getting their voices heard.
Our Bridgwater clients chose to thank people who had helped them through their ABI journey– with an invitation to a buffet lunch at the centre. There was also an exhibition displaying some of the projects they have been working on.
At Henton, a willow artist came in to the Centre on Tuesday to teach them willow sculpting skills and helped them to build a willow sculpture to go on permanent display at the centre.
All events were extremely successful and enjoyed by all involved. Photos to follow!
Clerksroom and MASS Donation
On the 17th April the leading barristers chambers, the Clerksroom, www.clerksroom.com in conjunction with the Motor Accident Solicitors Society www.mass.org held a training seminar for lawyers working within the personal Injury field.
The seminar was well attended and the proceeds of the days event, some £6,500.00, were very generously donated to us here at Headway Somerset.
Pictured presenting the cheque to Martin Pettingell, Chairman of Headway Somerset, is Stephen Ward, Managing Director of Clerksroom.
Martin commented that this was a fantastic addition to the charities funds and would go a long way to helping those who have suffered brain injuries.
Fantastic new Charity Dragon Boat Race is coming to Taunton! - Sunday June 9th. The ultimate fun team challenge. The event has been well subscribed and there are only one or two places left so get your entries in now. More info & entry form.
Somerset LINks have produced an extremely interesting report called "Headway Somerset: Shaping our Lives" in conjunction with clients and carers at Headway Somerset, summarising the views on health and social services for people with head injuries. Read the report here.
Check us out on YouTube! . A collaboration with students from Chilton Trinity School at Bridgwater.
Join Project 2013 - our fundraising challenge and help us raise £20,000.
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