Useful Links

The following organisations can provide help and support on a range of brain injury related issues. Many are based in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding region. Do you know of a useful source of help or information that is not listed here? Let us know and if suitable, we’ll add it to the list. Email: info@headway-cambs.org.uk

Addiction

Addiction Rehab Peterborough
Affordable rehab from alcohol or drugs, serving Peterborough, UK.

Advice & Guidance

CAB Cambridge
Cambridge & District Citizens Advice Bureau

Advocacy

Our Voice
Advocacy Service

Speakability
Help with speaking, reading, writing or understanding language

Speakup Self Advocacy
‘Speakup is a national voice for change.’

Brain Injury & Rehabilitation

CBIT
Child Brain Injury Trust

Behind the Gray
Subarachnoid haemorrhage and stroke support group

BIRT
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

ERBIF
Eastern Region Brain Injury Forum

Oliver Zangwill
The Oliver Zangwill centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Trust-Ed
To provide educational services for young people with acquired brain injuries

The Dyspraxia Foundation
‘The Dyspraxia Foundation is a countrywide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.’
The local Co-ordinator for Suffolk is Sarah Neale, (mobile 07729 104054, Email sdneale@sky.com)

Care Fees

Care to be Different
The biggest myth about care fees is that you always have to sell your home to pay for care…

Carers & Respite

Cambridge Community Care
Disability, Social Services, Care

Carers Direct
Information, advice and support for carers

Crossroads Young Carers Project of Huntingdon
Advice, support, social opportunities and friendship for young carers in the Huntingdon area

West Anglia Crossroads
Provides respite care for carers

Community

Cambridge Community Care
Disability, Social Services, Care

Cambridge Community Network
Information on community and voluntary organisations, events and services

Counselling

Headway Cambridgeshire Counselling Partnership
Information on selected counsellors across Cambridgeshire who have attended brain injury awareness workshops with Headway Cambridgeshire

Counselling Directory
Search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you

Disability

Cambridge Community Care
Disability, Social Services, Care

CamSight
Independent Cambridge based charity providing information and support for blind and visually impaired persons

The Cambridgeshire User Led Organisation (ULO)
ULO aim to enable people with support needs to shape and direct the services they need to live the lives they choose

Disability Cambridgeshire (Directions Plus)
Advice and information for disabled people and their carers

The Dyspraxia Foundation
‘The Dyspraxia Foundation is a countrywide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.’
The local Co-ordinator for Suffolk is Sarah Neale, (mobile 07729 104054, Email sdneale@sky.com)

Hospitals, NHS

Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Main website for all departments of Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Lifecraft
‘Lifecraft is a self-help user-led organisation for adults who have experience of mental health difficulties in their lives’

CamQuit
Free nhs service providing information and support for those giving up smoking

Housing

Granta Housing Society
Charitable housing association providing housing and care for vulnerable adults

Language

Speakability
Help with speaking, reading, writing or understanding language

Mental Health

Lifecraft
‘Lifecraft is a self-help user-led organisation for adults who have experience of mental health difficulties in their lives’

St Andrew’s Healthcare
Charity provider of specialist mental health care

Speaking Up
‘Speaking Up supports and empowers people with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health problems to speak up for themselves.’

Mobility Equipment

Bee Mobile
Cambridge based specialists in mobility equipment

Public Services

Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Contact details for the Cambridgeshire Police Force

DirectGov
Website of the UK government

Safety

Commuting By Bike: Safety Guide & Tips
Useful information on safe cycling

Put A Lid On It
Cycle safety campaign

Safety Resources for Cyclists
Good advice on cycling safety equipment and training.

Should You Wear a Helmet? Brain Injury Information
Do You Really Need to Wear That Helmet?

The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust
Promoting safe cycling and in particular, the use of cycle helmets

Brake
The road safety charity

RoSPA
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Therapy

Therapy Directory
Connecting you with professional support

Transport & Travel

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride
Non-profit organisation providing affordable transport

Heathrow Airport Guide
Information on transit at Heathrow for those with special needs or disability

Volunteers

CCVS
Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service

Cambridge & District Volunteer Centre
Information for volunteers with those who work with them

Young People

Centre 33
Centre 33 provides free and confidential services for young people in Cambridge city, south and east Cambs

CBIT
Child Brain Injury Trust

Cerebra
For brain injured children and young people

Crossroads Young Carers Project of Huntingdon
Advice, support, social opportunities and friendship for young carers in the Huntingdon area

The Dyspraxia Foundation
‘The Dyspraxia Foundation is a countrywide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.’
The local Co-ordinator for Suffolk is Sarah Neale, (mobile 07729 104054, Email sdneale@sky.com)

Trust-Ed
To provide educational services for young people with acquired brain injuries

As a brain injured person it can sometimes be hard to feel positive about your progress but the gym instructor at Headway Cambridgeshire pushes me in the right direction and helps me to feel more enthusiastic about what I am able to achieve and what I might achieve in the future.