Welcome to Headway East Sussex

COVID-19 Update

Temporary Changes to our Services

We are suspending our Day Service at Newick and all our Headway Groups from Monday 23rd March. This is for the immediate and foreseeable future to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our client members, staff and volunteers. This has been a very difficult decision and we want to ensure we keep in touch across the coming weeks.

We will be adjusting Community Outreach support so that it is safe for everyone and hope to keep people connected with Headway and with each other wherever we can.

We are working hard to set up new ways to work during this time which will include:

…..a Telephone Support Service

…..a new website to be launched very shortly

…..keeping in touch in ways client members prefer

…..adapting Community Outreach to stay focused on wellbeing

…..better use of social media to keep people informed and in touch

…..inviting donations to help us prevent isolation people so often face

If you are a client or family carer and have not heard from us yet a member of our team will be in touch by phone in the coming days.

Headway South East London and North West Kent (SELNWK) have set up a Community Radio station to help the Headway community – members, carers and staff – come together and support each through this difficult period.

With best wishes to everyone to stay safe.

The Headway Team

For the latest advice on Coronavirus please visit the NHS website


Headway East Sussex offers rehabilitation and support services for people with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers. A brain injury can result from many different causes including stroke, accident, tumour, sporting injury or assault.


We provide a full range of day services, offering tailored rehabilitation and reablement programmes, as well as a variety of advice and support services to those affected across the whole of East Sussex including Brighton and Hove and parts of West Sussex.

If you have a brain injury, or are caring for someone with a brain injury we are here to support and help you both practically and emotionally, so please take time to browse the information on this site, take a look at our video and give us a call for more details or advice.

If you are a professional looking for more information then visit Our Services section to find details of our services.

We accept referrals for adults with a confirmed diagnosis of acquired brain injury (i.e. an injury sustained since birth) resulting from any cause including stroke and traumatic brain injury. The person must be over 18 however, the injury can have occurred at any age.

Our carers services are open to anyone providing care or support to someone with a confirmed brain injury, irrespective of whether the person with the injury is known to us. This may include spouses, partners, parents, siblings, other family members or close friends.

Referrals can be made by anyone. Confirmation of brain injury will be sought from the person’s GP for self-referrals or referrals from a non-clinician.

We are affiliated to the national charity Headway UK.