Brain injury is the largest cause of acquired
disability in the working age population – it is most commonly
caused by road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and strokes. The
consequences of brain injury can be life changing for the
individual and those close to them.
Headway Bedford provides a supportive and stimulating
environment for people who have an acquired brain injury. They
recognise that each person is different and no two injuries are the
same and for this reason the services reflect this, focusing on the
needs of the individual.
Headway has a range of services which promote
rehabilitation/enablement to help clients to build on their
existing skills (cognitive, physical, social and emotional) and in
turn increase their confidence and self esteem.
Working closely with those who have a difficulty
with communication, young people & volunteers will help them
practice communicating in a helpful and encouraging environment as
part of their rehabilitation and increased independence.
The role is to encourage this enablement process
through working alongside clients to help them to increase their
abilities, confidence and self esteem. The group aims specifically
to raise levels of confidence in conversation skills.
Young people are required to have patience, the
ability to listen, a good sense of humour and a commitment to
attend the group.