Headway Suffolk is a registered charity in England (no.1075338 ) that offers advice, support, rehabilitation and support services to anyone (over the age of 16) who has, during their lifetime, sustained a brain injury through traumatic accident, stroke, virus, tumour, neurological conditions or another similar event.

They have Neuro Hubs based in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, and our service is offered to those in the areas of Suffolk and South Norfolk.

In the late 1970s, 1980s, a family in Nottingham had a family member who had a traumatic brain injury. They tried to find help and support. There was none, so they set it up themselves. They had a support group and other interested people such as social workers, clinicians, and doctors came forward and Headway UK was formed. In fact, their base still is in Nottingham. Very quickly, other people around the country realized they needed support as well and local groups started. Very often, it was families who started them themselves. 

There's now well over 100 Headway groups and branches around the UK. Most are independent charities held by the services that they feel local people want. But we are still all able to tap into Headway UK's resources and support, and come together as a family to exchange expertise. In fact, we have an annual conference when we can get together and talk about brain injury. There are now lots of Headway groups and branches around the UK. If you visit Headway UK's website, you'll be able to find your local group. They'll be able to give you all the support and help that you need.