About Headway North Staffordshire
Headway is the leading UK charity dedicated to the care and support of people who have sustained a brain injury. It aims to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury and their relatives and carers.
How Headway North Staffordshire Started
In 1985, three Occupational Therapists from North Staffs Hospital were drawn together by the lack of services for survivors of brain injury. They arranged meetings for survivors and their families on a monthly basis and this was the start of Headway North Staffs. As the need for more support became apparent, the monthly meetings became weekly day sessions. The demand for this service was such that the following years brought about several rented venue changes, and a gradual increase to five full days per week. In 1999, lottery funding enabled us to purchase premises of our own in Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent. This provided a considerable increase in space and facilities, and has broadened the scope of opportunity available to all our attending members.