Providing specialised support for people with mental health needs, Asperger’s, aquired brain injury and learning disability.
Headway Somerset provides a range of services and support for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI) and their relatives.
Talking Headway Information and Support Line – 01823 215014 staffed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm. Open to anyone in Somerset with an ABI, their families, friends, work colleagues or any professional seeking information about ABI.
Hospital Liaison Service – supports people newly diagnosed with an ABI in Yeovil District Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital, Somerset Neuro Rehabilitation Centre (SNRC). Contact: 07514753384 or 07561032329
Rehabilitation Service – a safe and supportive environment which enables individuals to re-learn skills that may have been affected after a brain injury. An opportunity to develop person-centred outcomes through cognitive and social rehabilitation activities and peer support – Centres in West Camel and Yeovil. Support also provided as Outreach in the home. Funding – contact Somerset Direct 0300 123 2224 to arrange a Needs Assessment. People can also fund this service through Direct Payments or privately. Referral form and details on our website. Contact 01823 618519
Making Headway Buddying Project – Trained volunteers who support people with ABI to take part in community and social activities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07927644128
Relatives Support – Support, information and Zoom educational sessions. Contact 01823 215014 or email@example.com
The aim of the group is to champion the needs of people with neurological conditions, and their families and carers, living in Somerset.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in its work, including people living with a neurological condition, family members and carers, representatives of neurological charities etc.
The group produced ‘A Guide to Neurological Services in Somerset’ in 2015 which is a very useful directory of support for people with neurological conditions. This is available as a pdf or on this website.
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