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October 2021 issue of Tak' Heid out now!  


October 2021


Dear Friends,

Welcome to your October edition of Tak’ Heid! 

Halloween is coming and so is the cooler weather. 

To keep you cheery this month we will be having a party and also we are going to run a coolest pet competition

So read all about it 

Important news on page 3 re The Scottish Government Health and Social Care consultation and on page 5 re the Carers supplement allowance


Have a Spooktacular month


With best wishes,


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Michelle Keenan 

Chief Executive and Company Secretary



SportsQuest 2020 

 Don’t miss out on the chance to support your favourite charity Edinburgh Headway Group. If you are a fan of ‘Question of Sport’ then you will enjoy this fun-filled night!! SportsQuest, organised by Addleshaw Goddard, attracts over 650 high profile companies and dealmakers in Scotland annually, who compete in teams of 10 to raise money for charities. 

We are delighted to announce that Sir Ian McGeechan, former British and Irish Lions player and coach will be the guest speaker on the night. 

Please click on this link for further information: https://www.addleshawgoddard.com/en/events/sportsquest-2020/ 



Duty of Candour Report

All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour. This is a legal requirement which means that when things go wrong and mistakes happen, the people affected understand what has happened, receive an apology, and that organisations learn how to improve for the future. An important part of this duty is that we provide an annual report about the duty of candour in our services. This short report describes how our care service has operated the duty of candour during the time between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. We hope you find this report useful.

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We are officially open! – Launch event at Peffer Place 26th March 2019

We were delighted that The Rt. Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh joined us to officially open our new premises at Peffer Place last week. The Lord Provost unveiled a plaque to commemorate the day and we celebrated with a great gathering of invited guests, members, trustees, volunteers, carers and staff. Visitors were offered a tour of the premises and chatted with staff and members to find out more about our service. Everyone enjoyed some delicious refreshments and celebratory cake and the formalities were rounded off with a wonderful performance from the fabulous ‘Forth Valley Chorus’! Our thanks to the Lord Provost and to Digby Brown for their fantastic support of this event


Edinburgh Headway Group has moved to - 

Unit 4, 27 Peffer Place

EH16 4BB

0131 370 0393

Please update your records

Thank you


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








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