About Us

We are a registered charity, providing care, support, and rehabilitation to people with acquired brain injuries within Shropshire, Telford &Wrekin, and the surrounding areas.

Headway Shropshire started in 1989 from small beginnings. It was originally set up by two Occupational Therapists and a Physiotherapist who saw there was a lack of support for individuals with an acquired brain injury. They first met in the Railway Club in Shrewsbury until 1992 when The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital offered them use of an area on the south side of the hospital.

In 1993 Headway Shropshire opened its doors. We started out operating two days per week, in the following year we grew quickly with clients, staff and volunteers.

In 1999 plans begun for funding our very own building and in 2002 we moved to our current premises called Headway House on the Oxon Business Park in Shrewsbury

Today we employ a team of staff and operate a Community Wellbeing Centre three days a week plus a domiciliary care and support service called ABICS (Acquired Brain Injury Care & Support.)

 

We have a board of Trustees with a wealth of skills and knowledge, alongside an army of willing volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Although affiliated to the national charity Headway UK, Headway Shropshire is a separate and independent charity. We rely entirely on our own funded contracts, grants and income generated through donations, and fundraising.

Our mission is to spread awareness of acquired brain injury and help people who are affected to enjoy their life as fully as possible.

Our primary goal is to give people their lives back, offering them encouragement, rehabilitation, and support in the hope that we can eventually help them to return to living independently or enable them to participate in life as fully as possible, with the least amount of possible assistance. We also provide support, advice and information to carer’s, families, friends, and colleagues of people with a brain injury, and additionally we help, advise and support, health and social care professionals who may be supporting someone with a brain injury.

Over the years we have evolved from a small informal ‘drop in’ support group, based in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, to a charity that supports adults with an acquired brain injury, on site and in their own homes and we have expanded into offering 24-hour support for those who need a high level of care and support.