We provide support to individuals with a brain injury, their families and friends both at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and in the community across Cambridgeshire.

Our community team are here to help you, regardless of when the brain injury occurred or where you are in your journey.

Our support aims to help individuals and their families to understand brain injury and how it affects them, adjust to living life after a brain injury and to feel supported in this process.

We do this through

  • Provision of information and advice about brain injury and its effects
  • Support to cope with the emotional impact of brain injury
  • Helping people to learn the skills and tools needed to manage their condition
  • Helping people to build confidence and independence
  • Helping people to access the resources they need

When you make contact with the team they will talk through your questions or needs and help find the right solution for you. It may be as simple as providing you with some information or it could be that you would like some more in- depth support. This can be provided via email, telephone or face to face in your home or other local setting.

Services available include

  • 1:1 community rehabilitation support through our Independence Service
  • 1:1 support to get back into employment, education or volunteering with Community Connections
  • Support and advice from people with first-hand experience of brain injury through our Peer Mentoring Scheme
  • Learning bushcraft skills, green woodworking and outdoor volunteering at our Outdoor Project
  • Growing fresh, organic produce on a local farm at Grow, Share, Eat to support individuals living in food poverty

For a free chat about any issue you may be experiencing following brain injury and to access our community based services please call 01223 576550.

Thank you for the support and advice that you have been giving my husband. This has in turn taken a lot of pressure off me and has helped me through his bad days and angry spells.
Christine, wife of Headway client