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Charity (no. 1157637)

Headway Blackpool Wyre and Fylde

"Supporting people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

Headway Blackpool Wyre and Fylde aims to provide information, support and social activities for people suffering from acquired brain injuries. We also aim to support carers, family and friends. Perhaps most importantly, we offer the chance to share experiences knowing that the group members understand some of the problems and difficulties that acquired brain injury brings.

Our Services Are

Free

What Would You Like Now?

Choose one of the options below.

Current services

Members

Social

  • Provide a space for Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde members to meet bi-monthly to socialise in a safe environment free from isolation or judgement, as per our member’s code of conduct.
  • Events: Summer day trip, Christmas meal, Fish & Chips, Pancake Day etc.

Professional

  • Therapeutic sessions in drop ins – Anger Management, Relaxation, Physiotherapy
  • Teaching sessions – Brain Injury Awareness, First Aid
  • Benefit and Welfare Advice – signposting for benefit applications , as well as signposting for appeals for refused benefits
  • Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde phone –  signposting for further advice/ listening service;
  • Legal Advocacy – including signposting and referral letters

Community

  • Volunteer’s programme for individuals wishing to support our charity’s aims and objectives;

External Services

  • Information/ advice and support to charities/ businesses in the Blackpool Wyre and Fylde area
  • Support NHS services locally – Limited
  • Liaison service with GPs
  • ABI team referral

Additional Information

Our Aims for the future:

Members

  • A fully inclusive service to all brain injury survivors across the Fylde coast including but not limited to:
    • Those within the community
    • Those within residential settings
    • Those within hospital and NHS Units
    • Those within prison or on temporary release from prison/ parole programmes
    • Those who are homeless/ with no fixed address

Social

  • Increase day trips/ evenings out alongside the service in place
  • Create fundraising opportunities for our members to engage in fundraising.

Community

  • Volunteer’s training programme for individuals wishing to get involved in this type of service
  • An active volunteers service with a training and development programme for volunteers to be able to work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Raising awareness of brain injury and the effects of it to others within
    • the community and
    • within NHS services
  • Understanding that this will have both a positive impact upon how Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde members are treated in society and that it is likely to link in with fundraising as more people understand what we do.

External Services

  • Advice/ Information and an open working relationship with Businesses/Charities

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