Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Headway Essex Day Service


Headway Essex Day Service

The Headway Centre

The Headway Centre in Colchester offers direct care to survivors of brain injury. It is open five days a week, and benefits people through the rehabilitation activities it provides.


Each day at the Centre is structured differently in order to meet the specific needs and levels of ability of clients who will attend once or twice a week depending on their needs.


  • People with brain injury attending the Centre are helped with issues including
  • Improving personal health and self-care
  • Increasing their understanding of how their brain injury has affected them
  • Improving self-esteem and confidence
  • Increasing independence and reducing social isolation


Some people will only need Headway’s help for a few months while others may attend for a number of years, particularly where carers’ respite is required.


It may not always be immediately apparent what the benefits are from the various activities. Many activities require cognitive skills including concentration, memory, information processing, forward planning, and understanding commands or instructions; physical skills such as co-ordination and balance are required for others; and throughout virtually all activities, social skills are developed, including recognising other people’s needs, taking turns, listening and making yourself understood. These are all skills we take for granted but can be lost after brain injury.


Confidence building in social situations is a key part of rehabilitation at Headway as it can lead to people accessing college courses, voluntary work or even returning to work.


Click here to download the Headway Centre information flyer


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West Essex Support Groups

Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the West Essex Support Group meetings will be held at a new venue. We will update you in due course on the new location, if you have any immediate enquires relating to this please call the Community Support Team on 01206 768797

The Showman's Ball - Friday 9 March 2018

Inspired by PT Barnum and the forthcoming film 'The Greatest Showman'.


Set at the beautiful Stoke-by-Nayland  Hotel, Spa and Golf resort it will be a night to remember.


Auction ~ Raffle ~ Live music ~ Entertainment


Tickets include; Canapes and sparking reception, three course dinner and coffee.  


Standard £70    per person or £650    for a table of 10

Headway Essex joins the Essex Lottery

Headway Essex is delighted to say that we have joined the Essex Lottery, which is expected to be one of the largest Council-run lotteries in the country! For every £1 ticket you purchase, 50p will go directly to your chosen cause, which if you choose Headway Essex, will be us! And, you’ll be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000.  

Not only will we receive half the proceeds, an additional 10p will be donated to a central Essex Lottery fund, which will see small grants given to a wide range of good causes in Essex.

Registering is free and easy to complete, with no administration charge. To register, visit   www.essexlottery.co.uk

For details of our upcoming Support Group meetings please  click here.