2015 Red Nose Day was celebrated at Kent & Canterbury Hospital to raise awareness of the increased brain injury and dementia risk in our veterans. The Defence Minister, Julian Brazier MP congratulated Dr Mo Sakel for winning the PhD grant to for the neuromodulation research and discussed the mechanism and its far reaching implications.
24 March, 2015
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. It does this in a number of ways.
Locally - A network of local Groups and Branches throughout the UK and Channel Islands offers a wide range of services, including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care. The services available will vary, depending on local needs and resources.
Nationally - Headway UK provides support to the local Groups and Branches and helps to deliver high quality services through guidance on policies, procedures, standards and training. Additionally:
A severe head injury can damage the brain and cause a variety of disabilities and problems such as personality change, impaired memory and an inability to concentrate or cope with pressure. Many of these are so serious that they prevent a normal life.
The number of people surviving with a severe head injury is growing each year as a result of advances in medical technology and laws regarding the wearing of seat belts and crash helmets.
Headway East Kent was formed in 1989 and has five Day Care Centres across the area offering long-term social rehabilitation to adults who have survived an injury to the brain. Access to Day Centre provision is following an Assessment Process and referral can be made by individuals / family or through statutory agencies i.e, health, social services, G.P’s etc.
Our aims include:
Headway East Kent offers:
Headway West Kent (HWK) is based in the heart of Tunbridge Wells, Kent having provided services to those living with the effects of brain injury for over 25 years.
We aim to support individuals, families, carers and professionals by promoting an understanding of all aspects of brain injury, providing information, support and services across the West Kent area.
As an independent charity affiliated to Headway National we are able to access all the latest news, figures and documentation on brain injury and share this with our members.
Please contact the manager on 01892 619001 or visit our web site www.headwaywkent.org for details on our current services.