As a charity, Headway Essex is here to ensure that everyone in Essex living with an acquired brain injury can live a fulfilling life and that families and carers are better able to cope within their caring roles.

Established in 1985, Headway Essex has a long history of supporting people living with acquired brain injury. We understand just how complex and wide ranging the effects can be. This is why we tailor our support, taking into account each person’s future aspirations.

Working across Essex, we offer day services & activities and support in the community to hundreds of clients, family, friends and carers each year.

We also proactively promote awareness of brain injury by offering training to professionals, acting as an educational resource for universities and by running awareness events within schools and colleges.

Every 58 minutes, someone in Essex is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury (ABI)

Every 2:10 hours, someone in Essex is admitted to hospital with a head injury

Every 2.5 hours, someone in Essex is admitted to hospital with a stroke

Our Mission

Is to ensure everyone living with the effects of acquired brain injury has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.

Our Vision

Is, through our work:

  • People with acquired brain injury will fulfil their potential
  • Families and carers will be better able to cope with their caring roles
  • The wider community will understand the cause and effects of acquired brain injury

As with many local charities, we rely on local fundraising to assist us in maintaining a high level of care and support. If you are interested in helping in anyway, we would love to hear from you.

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