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Headway promotes wider understanding of all aspects of brain injuries and provides information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

Headway East Kent is an independent charity working to provide social rehabilitation to adults with acquired brain injury as well as offering support to their families and carers. The charity has been established for 28 years and has five day centres, termed Headway Houses, in East Kent; Canterbury, Ashford, Thanet, Dover and Folkestone. The day centres have timetables which are structured across the week to include various activities to promote learning new skills, improving self esteem and social interaction, goal planning and development of interests and aims leading to personal fulfilment living in the community. Headway East Kent is affiliated to Headway UK.

Our Mission is:

To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers. In addition, Headway will campaign to reduce incidence of brain injury.

Our Objectives are:

  • To increase awareness of brain injury and its consequences
  • To initiate activities and campaigns which will reduce the incidence of brain injury
  • To provide information and support for people with brain injuries, their relatives and carers and concerned professional people
  • To promote improved approaches to brain injury screening, acute care, assessment, rehabilitation and community re-entry
  • To assist people with brain injuries to return to community living, including access to appropriate accommodation, social outlets, and productive activity
  • To support and help to establish Headway groups throughout the UK in furtherance of the charity’s mission statement and encourage them to address the needs of all sections of the community

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