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March 2019 issue of Tak' Heid out now! 

Dear Friends

Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter. Spring seems to have sprung early this year but never the less,  we have been enjoying the recent blue sky days and the warmer temperatures!

In this edition you will see the dates and details of this month’s outings and events and a reminder of the dates in 2019 when the service will be closed – 

19th and 22nd April for Easter weekend

6th May for the bank holiday

29th May for Head Injury Information Day at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh.

27th  May for the bank holiday

16th September for the local Edinburgh holiday

Please read all the details and information carefully and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

With all good wishes 

Michelle Keenan 

Chief Executive and Company Secretary

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UKABIF film award 2017

Michelle Keenan, our Chief Executive Officer, travelled to London on Monday 13th November to attend the UKABIF film award event following the exciting news that our short video entitled ‘Nothing Short of a Life’ had been shortlisted for an award.

Well, I can now reveal the results … drum roll please ..

… First prize winner of the UKABIF short film award 2017 was none other than Edinburgh Headway Group!

Yes, we did it!

Michelle said:

“’Nothing Short of a Lifeline’ sheds light on just how lives and futures can be altered in an instant as a result of sustaining a brain injury. What is clear is that the experiences of those affected are unique but with the right help and support at the right time, there can be life afterwards. Edinburgh Headway Group is absolutely thrilled to be given this award, which help us highlight the effects of acquired brain injuries for our members and their carers and the valuable work that we do to empower and enrich the lives of adults who have survived an acquired brain injury.

I would like to thank Baillie Gifford, our members, carers and our team for all their assistance in the making of this powerful production – we are proud to receive this award and to gain UK recognition for our work”




Spotlight on Welfare Rights - Personal Independence Payments

Digby Brown Solicitors have prepared a very useful summary of the new Personal Independence Payments which will help to explain your rights and entitlements.

Clicking here to read the article. We look forward to seeing you soon at Headway House




Care  Service Inspection Report 2016

Edinburgh Headway Group had an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate on 21st April 2016.  We are delighted that we maintained our ‘Very Good’ grades across the 2 themes we were inspected on:              

Quality of Care and Support – Grade 5 – Very Good

Quality of Environment – Grade 5 – Very Good

“Headway offer progressive, rehabilitative day opportunities to the people they work for. There was a strong emphasis on partnership working within the service.  This extends to service users, their representatives and a range of health and community based organisations.” Derek Taylor- Care Inspector 

Click here to download the PDF of the Care Inspection Report








Forthcoming Events

Head Injury Information Days 2019

Wednesday 29th May 2019

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