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About Headway Suffolk: Supporting Brain Injury Survivors


Headway Suffolk, a registered charity in England (Charity No. 1075338), provides comprehensive advice, support, and rehabilitation services to individuals over the age of 16 who have experienced brain injuries due to various causes such as traumatic accidents, strokes, viruses, tumours, neurological conditions, or similar events.

Services Offered

  • Advice: Expert guidance on navigating life after a brain injury.
  • Support: Emotional and practical assistance tailored to individual needs.
  • Rehabilitation: Programs aimed at promoting recovery and enhancing quality of life.

Neuro Hubs and Service Areas

Headway Suffolk operates Neuro Hubs located in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, extending its services to individuals residing in Suffolk and South Norfolk.


In the late 1970s and 1980s, a family in Nottingham faced challenges finding support for a member who suffered a traumatic brain injury. In response to the lack of available assistance, they established a support group, attracting professionals such as social workers, clinicians, and doctors. This initiative led to the formation of Headway UK, with its headquarters remaining in Nottingham.

Growth and Expansion

Recognizing the widespread need for support, similar groups emerged across the UK, often initiated by families themselves. Presently, there are over 100 independent Headway groups and branches nationwide, each catering to the specific needs of their local communities.

Collaboration and Resources

Despite their independence, all Headway groups can access resources and support provided by Headway UK, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the larger Headway family. An annual conference facilitates discussions and information sharing on brain injury-related topics.

Locating Your Nearest Headway Group

To find your local Headway group and access the support you need, visit the Headway UK website.