Welcome to Headway East Sussex

August Update for the Headway community for clients and family carers

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Gradual restart

We are now working towards being able to offer people face to face support again which is really good news.….planning to start up gradually with some dates in September. Read more.

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We urgently need everyone’s help to raise the funds required to sustain and adapt our services so we can support the people who rely on us as we all navigate out of lockdown. Find out more.

Your Own Wellbeing – Stay Connected during the Coronavirus Outbreak

If you have no support – here are some useful Community Hub Contacts:

Your own wellbeing is very important! Please keep in touch with us so we can check how you are and what you need to stay safe. However, if Headway Support is not available and there is nobody else to help….

If you are alone and worried, unwell or cannot get medicine or food, for urgent assistance or advice you can contact your local Coronavirus Community Hub.

Community Hubs are usually open 10.00am4.00pm but opening times may vary.

East Sussex

EastbourneLewes and Eastbourne Councils01323 679722
HastingsHastings Borough Council01424 451019
LewesLewes and Eastbourne Councils01273 099956
RotherRother District Council01424 787000 (option 4)
WealdenWealden District Council01323 443322

West Sussex

West Sussexhttps://www.westsussex.gov.uk/033 022 27980

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

With best wishes to everyone to stay safe.

The Headway Team

Here is the link to advice about staying safe:

For the latest advice on Coronavirus please visit: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

It is important for everyone to follow Government advice.

  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • You can meet others outdoors in groups of 6 but must maintain a 2 metre distance
  • If you live alone you can now visit one other household without the need for social distancing.

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 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.