Headway Cambridgeshire began with one family in 1989. Sarah Durrant and her husband Peter, lived and worked in Cambridge when Peter sustained a brain injury as a result of a car accident. Sarah looked around for support in the community and when she was not able to find something that matched Peter’s needs, she decided she would have to create it.
Sarah’s aim was to improve local support for people with a brain
injury, together with her friend Maurice Reynolds, she founded Headway
Cambridgeshire. In 1991 they were able to secure an old ward on the
Brookfields Hospital site, off Mill Road in Cambridge, for minimal rent
to use as a meeting place. The building was named ‘Headway House’.