Headway Suffolk offers direct care to survivors of brain injury and neurological conditions. Our Neuro Hubs in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds are open five days a week and benefit people through the rehabilitation activities they provide. We also have monthly dementia social support groups- see the above links for further details.
Each day at the Hub is structured differently in order to meet the specific needs and levels of ability of clients.
People with brain injury or neurological condition attending the Hubs are helped with issues, including:
- Improving personal health and self-care
- Increasing their understanding of how their brain injury has affected them
- Improving self-esteem and confidence
- Increasing independence and reducing social isolation
Some people will only need Headway’s help for a few months, while others may attend for a number of years, particularly where carers’ respite is required.
It may not always be immediately apparent what the benefits are from the various activities. Many activities require cognitive skills including concentration, memory, information processing, forward planning, and understanding commands or instructions; physical skills such as co-ordination and balance are required for others; and throughout virtually all activities, social skills are developed, including recognising other people’s needs, taking turns, listening and making yourself understood. These are all skills we take for granted but can be lost after brain injury.
Confidence building in social situations is a key part of rehabilitation at Headway as it can lead to people accessing college courses, voluntary work or even returning to work.
We will accept referrals for our services from Individuals who have an acquired brain injury or from someone acting on their behalf and with their permission. This could be a relative or advocate, legal guardian, GP, Clinician, Social Worker, Care or Case Manager.
People considering a service from Headway Suffolk will be given an opportunity to try that service without any cost to ensure that Headway is the right place for them.
We do have to charge a daily rate for people accessing Headway Suffolk’s services and this will be discussed during the referral process.
We recognise that people’s needs change over time and so we will regularly review the services we provide with the person concerned to ensure we are offering the best possible service for that person.
We know that for many people they will want their carer, relative or another key person to be with them at such a review and this we would want to encourage.
Details of the current programmes at each Neuro Hub can be found on the following links.
If you would like to attend one of the Neuro Hubs, please contact us through the website.Contact Us