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Edinburgh Headway Group

Supporting adults with acquired brain injuries and their families for over 30 years.

Edinburgh Headway Group aims to empower and enrich the lives of adults who have survived an acquired brain injury. We do this by providing high quality person-centred rehabilitation services which support both adults with brain injuries and their carers.

 

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Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe in these extremely challenging times we find ourselves in.

I wanted to give you an update on the COVID-19 situation and what this means for Edinburgh Headway Group.

As you are aware our day service activities are currently suspended in response to recent government guidelines and in our efforts to best protect our members, carers, staff and volunteers. However, please be advised that we are diversifying our services to meet this situation and will be increasing our telephone and email support and also looking to offer virtual services to our members and carers - so we will be contacting each and everyone one of you.

We also wish to ensure that our support service remains accessible to the wider community so if you know anyone who has an acquired brain injury or who is supporting someone with an acquired brain injury, please continue to share our contact number with them.

We are also interested in learning more about what other services local charities will be offering so we can continue to share information and good practice. If you are someone who knows about other services or works with local charities, we would love to hear from you!

Email office@edinburghheadway.org.uk or phone 0131 370 0393.

Edinburgh Headway Group is here for you so please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Please continue to refer to NHS Inform https://www.nhsinform.scot/ and Health Protection Scotland https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/ for the latest advice.

Do take care and do let us know if you need any support - we are here for you!

Michelle Keenan, Chief Executive Officer

 

Our  new video has been very kindly produced by Baillie Gifford’s creative film and photography team and we thank them for all their support and assistance with this production.

Nothing Short of a Lifeline sheds light on just how lives and futures can be altered in an instant as a result of a brain injury.

We know that brain injury can affect personalities as well as a person’s cognitive and physical abilities. But what is clear is that the experiences of those affected are unique and with the right help and support at the right time, there can be life after a brain injury.

Please take this moment to hear the words of our members tell their stories:

Brain injury affects who we are - the way we think, act and feel. It is unpredictable and can change everything in a matter of seconds. Individuals can experience a change of personality, loss of memory, impaired concentration, communication difficulties as well as other cognitive and physical problems which can be life-long. For their families and partners this change can be traumatic, as suddenly they find themselves as full-time carers. Often the most difficult effect is the total change in the nature and personality of an injured person. 

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