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NEW: Social Impact Report 2018/19

NEW: Social Impact Report 2018/19

Our social impact is the expression and quantification of the positive changes we make to the lives of the people we support, which contribute to their overall health and wellbeing. Headway Essex is proud to launch its Social Impact report 2018/19, highlighting the support we provide and the achievements of our clients.

Headway Essex’s vision

Our vision is to see all adults in Essex living with the effects of acquired brain injury have the opportunity to realise their potential and lead a fulfilling life. Our social impact report explains, in plain English, how we are constantly striving to achieve our vision.

For those who are familiar with Headway Essex, they’ll already know that we take people from a place of surviving to thriving and that everyone has their own, unique journey.

Educating people about our approach

This is quite complex for people unfamiliar with Headway Essex’s work to understand. Therefore, we talk openly about the struggles as well as the positive outcomes in the report.

Clients, Bruce and Tara, have very kindly shared their stories within the report to explain what their journey looks like. This immediately helps put brain injury into perspective.

Key achievements

We have also used journey maps to highlight the range of services Headway Essex offers and pulled-out key feedback statistics from those who have exited our services.

We are proud to say:

86% of Headway Centre clients agree that with Headway Essex support, they’ve developed new strategies to cope with their brain injury.

85% of clients who exited our Community Support Service in 2017 said Headway Essex helped them understand the effects of their brain injury on themselves and others.

96% of clients surveyed said Headway Essex supported them through highs and lows

There are many more statistics within the report, which you can download here.

Funding matters

We are proud of our work and our clients. But, as like many charities, we have seen a significant fall in funding from local government and health bodies over the last five years.

In response to this, we have restructured our fundraising team to increase awareness, grow income and develop new fundraising resources. At the same time, we are raising funds to improve the services we deliver and reach more people across the whole of Essex.

The Social Impact Report will greatly assist the fundraising team in explaining to corporate supporters and fundraisers, what impact their efforts will make. It will also greatly assist our service managers in communicating how we help adults living with acquired brain injury.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of our Social Impact Report, or you would like to find out more about how you can support Headway Essex, please contact me; Tracy Wellsted, Fundraising Manager, by e-mail tracy.wellsted@headwayessex.org.uk or by calling  01206 547616.

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