Our History

The history of Headway Somerset is also a personal story of a family – of parents who over thirty years ago experienced the devastating news that their daughter had received a serious head injury in an accident. Following a long period in hospital there was a return home to Somerset where the family quickly realised that there was little or no community support for their daughter or for them. Thanks to this energy and resourcefulness of this family and a small group of friends and supporters Headway Somerset was born.

2020 is our 30th Anniversary Year and an opportunity to look back on the development of our organisation, to recognise how far we have come and especially say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our story – whether staff past or present, volunteers, trustees, funders, friends and supporters and of course the people who use our services.

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Talking Headway

Talking Headway

Our new phone line, 01823 215014.  Funded by a family member of someone who uses our services. This line will offer: Information and support, links to local groups and services and can refer people to receive regular friendship calls through our Buddying project...

100 Flowers by Paul Henry

100 Flowers by Paul Henry

Many thanks to Paul Henry for letting is use this image of 100 flowers for 100 days of lockdown A very special image thank you 

Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Headway Somerset with easyfundraising? There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay,...