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 was 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.  

Latest

Thank you!

  Hi! My name is Sally Holcombe and I have had the incredible opportunity to be an intern for Headway Somerset over the past few months! I have just finished my final year at the University of Exeter where I studied Human Geography and am now looking to enter the...

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

A very special thank you to Paul Henry for his 100 day project of flowers during the 100 day lockdown. A truly spectacular image!