Headway Blackburn with Darwen was established in 2004. The charity is organised and ran by volunteers who have experience of caring for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) or simply those who have an interest in ABI. Headway Blackburn with Darwen is a branch of the National Charity “Headway” and its objectives and aims are to support the survivors of brain injury, their families and carers.
We serve Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley area. Today there are over half a million people living in the UK with a significant degree of brain damage caused by a head injury. Headway Blackburn with Darwen is an organisation set up to provide information and support for survivors of acquired brain injury, their partners, families, carers and friends.
We have a wealth of experience to help you and your family through what can be a very difficult time. We have detailed books and leaflets to help you understand different aspects of head injury and get the best quality of life. Our support is just a telephone call away, see the home page for our helpline number and email address.
Many of the group understand and have experienced the highs and lows of dealing with the long-term effects of an acquired brain injury. We believe this to be our main strength as a group and we understand and support all members.
The process of learning to live with an acquired brain injury is one that, for some individuals, can take many years. Strength to cope can be found from sharing experiences with others and seeking advice. At Headway Blackburn with Darwen we offer our members a place to belong.
Check out our calendar of events and latest blogs for up and coming activities!
A brain injury not only affects the individual but also the lives of the people around them. At headway we aim to support all those involved.