We are Headway Nottingham

Registered charity no. 1088685

Providing long term health & social rehabilitation, help & advice, respite, guidance & support to individual’s, carer’s and families who have been affected by brain injury across Nottingham & Nottinghamshire. Read more

Your life changes in an instant.  A bit like a software update on your phone.  What was safe, familiar and easy is now oddly confusing and takes so much longer to master.  Brain injury is an unwanted update.  Being left with a new version of the self you've known all your life and furiously trying to see a way through the overwhelming fog of confusion.  Headway Nottingham exists to offer support, guidance and longer-term rehabilitation to those people experiencing just that.  For twenty-one years we've been responding to a desperate need for more brain injury specific services in Nottinghamshire.  We aim to help people get to know the new person they have become and offer the opportunity for them to explore the new feelings, reactions and behaviours in a safe and understanding environment.

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How we help

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Our Outreach Worker is likely to be the first person you will meet from Headway Nottingham as they handle all new referrals. Our Outreach Worker will aim to visit you at home within one month and work with you to formulate a plan to help you progress.



Support for carers

Brain injury doesn't just affect the person living with the condition, it also affects those around them. Family, friends and loved ones also have to adjust to life after brain injury and it can be very difficult.



Rehabilitation & Progression

Progression, redeveloping skills and finding you again might feel a long way away after a brain injury. At our friendly and welcoming rehabilitation centre we will work with you to achieve your goals and help you reach your potential.




At Headway Nottingham we accept referrals from all sources, be that a self referral to a referral from a professional health or social care worker. Once the referral is made we will make contact with the individual or their carer and work with them to formulate a suitable plan of progression.



How you can help

Volunteer with us

What could you do with three hours? Watch three episodes of the latest must-see series. Go out for a meal. Interact on social media. All very enjoyable to do, but will any of those positively impact your local community and simultaneously enhance your sense of self-worth? Volunteering with Headway Nottingham will, and three hours a week is all we need from you.



Fundraising ideas

You don't need to be an athlete to raise money for us (although if you're feeling energetic have a look here!) you just need a passion to make life better for people affected by brain injury and a can-do attitude! Whatever piques your interest, let us know and we'll help you along the way!




With an estimated 3,500 head injuries in Nottinghamshire alone each year, this is no time to rest on our laurels! Your donation will be used wisely to make sure we reach those who so urgently need our help, and will make a lasting difference to the lives of all those affected by brain injury.



Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £867.00

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