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Headway Somerset’s services support adults with acquired brain injury to move forward on their journey of recovery, increasing independence and enabling skills that may have been lost or affected by their injury to be  re-learnt and developed in a safe and supportive environment. We support individuals to achieve their goals not only in practical ways but also by improving their self-esteem and giving access to peer support so they can start to understand about the impact of, and feel more confident dealing with their brain injury.

Access to our services does depend on meeting the below criteria;

  • Adults and young people over 16 years who have suffered with an acquired brain injury.

Headway UK / Somerset defines acquired brain injury (ABI) as an injury caused to the brain that has occurred since birth. There are many possible causes, including (but not limited to) traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a fall, a road accident, an assault as well as through illness; meningitis, encephalitis, also; tumour, stroke, haemorrhage, hypoxia.

The effects of a brain injury can be wide ranging and depend on various factors such as the type, location and severity of injury.

 

  • Attendance at the day centre must be working towards clearly identified individual outcomes, these can include Cognitive rehabilitation, Behaviour management, social rehabilitation, peer support, time off for carers

 

  • Adults that cannot manage their own personal care needs (including continence) will need their own personal carer to attend with them, if this support is not available, we will be unable to provide a service.

There are a few other situations that arise when we are not able to offer support including the following, individuals -

  • with severe aggressive behavioural problems that would put others at risk.
  • who display severe inappropriate sexual behaviour that would pose a risk.
  • Attenders who require secure facilities.
  • Attenders who are disruptive and would upset the dynamics of the group.
  • Attenders who need continual one-to-one support – unless they can attend with a personal carer.

 

We have centres based in Yeovil, Bridgwater. Taunton and Henton (near Wells) centre sessions run between 10:30 – 2:30 (days are dependant on location)

Please call our office 01823 618519 for further information and to make a referral or email [email protected]

Follow this link to our referral form Headway Somerset Referral Form

Follow this link to our referral flow chart Referral Flow Chart