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: £327.00

Latest blogs

  • Do I have to be a tree? (Dramatherapy in Brain Injury Rehabilitation)

    Dramatherapy has been a regular and popular addition to Headway Nottingham's rehabilitation timetable since summer. But what is the value of Dramatherapy in the realm of brain injury? Has it been successful in rediscovering memories, building confidence and improving communication skills? Who is Trevor Nobrain and do you really have to be a tree? Read more

  • A Typical Day of Volunteering

    How does a volunteer spend her day at Headway Nottingham? Here's a tale of a typical day in the life of a Headway Nottingham volunteer, warts and all. Read more

  • A day in the life of an Outreach Worker

    How does the day pan out for our Outreach worker? Take a look and find out how they fit everything in. Read more


  • Nottingham Cycle Live

    If cycling is your thing then why not sign up to take part in the Cycle Live Nottingham event? You can choose which of the 5 rides to do and they range from 25 miles up to 125 miles. Read more

  • Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events

    Fancy donning the running shoes and working up a sweat to raise money for charity? There's something for any standard of runner in this prestigious and scenic local event! Read more

  • Sherwood Sunrisers' Swimathon 2018

    The Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers is proud to present the Swimathon 2018! A fun and accessible challenge, suitable for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Pick your team of up to six swimmers, grab your bathers and make a splash for Headway Nottingham! Read more