Who can apply?
Currently the accreditation scheme can be applied for by NHS and independent care settings, including hospitals and neuro-rehabilitation units, residential and nursing homes and respite facilities, specialising in acquired brain injury (ABI).
Initially, the scheme has operated solely in England, but is now open to units in Scotland and Wales. Units are required to be registered with the relevant statutory body, e.g. CQC or equivalent.
Headway recognises the need for domicillary care providers to have access to accreditation systems, however this is not currently within the scope of the Headway Approved Provider scheme.
See section on "What constitutes a unit" for further information on how we look at internal variations within organisations with regards to how a facility will be assessed.
Registration for assessment requires confirmed acceptance of the Headway Approved Provider scheme Terms and Conditions - a copy of which is available to interested units on request. Accreditation as a Headway Approved Provider is for a two year period.
Please contact Headway's Approved Provider Lead if you require further clarification.