Headway Surrey is an independent registered charity, established in 1985, which is affiliated to Headway UK.
We provide support to adults over 18 with acquired brain injury and their families. Our aim is for survivors of brain injury to become as independent as possible, to understand their injury and to learn how to adapt to new ways of living and well-being.
Acquired brain injury, ABI, can be from stroke, heart attack, encephalitis, aneurysm, meningitis, hypoxia, tumour, etc.
Acquired brain injury can also be from a traumatic brain injury, TBI, such as a road traffic incident, sporting injury, work injury, assault, trip, slip, fall, flying objects and falling objects, etc.
We are a small charity, however our specialist Rehabilitation Team provide a comprehensive and caring range of services, they have qualifications in Understanding Brain Injury from the University of Northampton and Headway UK and Brain Tree Training, they also have a range of skills and experience in psychology, teaching, special needs, and challenging behaviour.
In addition to supporting survivors, we also help family members, children, spouse, partner, parents, carers, work colleagues and employers. We provide a helpline for those in crisis or support, education sessions and one to one sessions to support understanding around individual issues. We offer extensive knowledge about different skills and strategies that might be effective in individual cases.
We operate from a ground floor custom built, fully accessible Centre in North Road, Guildford. It is an eco-friendly design and we run off our own solar produced energy. This means we are able to do our bit for the environment and put the money saved on energy back into our services!
The Centre is comfortable, light and airy, and provides us with an excellent working environment providing a great training and study work area, a relaxing confidential quiet room, a kitchen, a garden and admin offices. If you are unable to travel to see us, we also offer online alternatives, usually on Zoom.
- 2017 Gold Award for Access from the Mayor of Guildford
- 2017 Queen's Award for Volunteering.
- 2019 Guildford in Bloom, Best Themed Garden Dorothy Walden Trophy Winner and Best Neighbourhood Category Silver.
- 2019 Surrey & Hampshire Biz Awards, Finalist Leaders Award
- 2021 Guildford in Bloom, Best Neighbourhood Project Silver Gilt