Headway Guernsey

Organisation details

KGV Playing Fields
Rue Cohu
01481 252589
  • Case Management
  • Drop In
  • Family and Carer Support
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Support Return to Work
  • Holidays/Outings
  • Service User Groups

Further information

Headway Guernsey is a local charity supporting islanders and their families, who are living with the devastating effects of brain injury. We provide a wide range of services that bring people together in a supportive and positive environment.

Headway Guernsey runs a series of cognitive modules which focus on encouraging individuals to learn compensatory coping strategies following brain injury. Members can build confidence, learn new skills, regain lost skills and support each other in a confidential environment where their brain injury is understood. modules include; Understanding Brain Injury, Memory, Confidence, Communication, Relationships, Planning and Organising and more.

The Saebo Group provides an opportunity for Headway members to practice upper limb rehabilitation on a regular basis supported in a group setting. Trained staff and volunteers work in partnership with the hospital pysiotherapy team to rpovide reablement in a supportive and motivated environment.

Headway Guernsey hosts an active family support group for "new" and "veteran" family members and carers. The gruop provides an opportunity for carers to share stories and discuss the challenges of caring for someone with an aquired brain injury.

Headway Guernsey are part of the brain injury team on the island and work closely with the neurological team at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital to provide the best continuity of care following hospital discharge.

There is also a regualr programme of social events and information evenings.