2017 Chosen Charity – Headway East London

Who we are

Headway East London is a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Working across 13 London boroughs we offer specialist support and services for over 200 survivors, family, friends and carers each week. There are many different causes of brain injury and its effects are complex and wide ranging. Our services are designed to suit each individual’s circumstances, needs and aspirations.

We provide therapies, advocacy, family support and community support work alongside our day service: a community venue where members can make the most of their abilities and interests. We believe that every one of our members has something to contribute to both Headway East London and the wider community. Our occupational projects include an art studio, writing projects and a professional kitchen where members cook every day for other members, volunteers, staff and people from surrounding businesses.

We also promote awareness and understanding of brain injury by providing information, acting as an educational resource for universities, offering training to professionals and businesses, and running projects engaging our members with the public.

Our vision is to build a community where people with brain injury are valued, respected and able to fulfil their potential.