Recently relaunched, Headway Dundee and Angus (affiliated with Headway UK) is a free service, providing information and peer support, for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and their families and carers.
The service holds fortnightly group meetings, run by volunteers, which take place at The Steeple in Dundee city centre. Relaxed and welcoming, the meetings are a great opportunity to meet new people and develop friendships. Refreshments are provided and there is the opportunity to take part in a range of different and carefully selected activities.
Responsibility for the charity lies with the committee, currently chaired by Colin Robertson. Committee members include people who use the service, carers, professionals who work with people with ABI and volunteers.
As a charity Headway Dundee and Angus is reliant on a variety of sources for income. We depend on grants and also rely on donations no matter how large or small as well as fundraising.
Aims and objectives
Our Aim is: to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers (in the Dundee and Angus area)
Our objectives are:
- To support acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors in their recovery from cognitive, physical and emotional issues.
- To assist people with brain injury to lead as independent a life as possible
- To promote better assessment, rehabilitation and community socialisation
- To provide information and support for people with brain injuries, their relatives, carers and professionals
- To help promote partnership working with health services, social work and third sector organisations
- To increase awareness and understanding of brain injury to general public and its consequences through education
- To actively campaign to help reduce the number of people suffering brain injury