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Head First




Location and Contact details


Head First, Grove Mills
Cranbrook Road, Hawkhurst
Cranbrook
Kent
TN18 4AS

Telephone: 01580 752275

Email: reception@head-first.org

http://head-first.org

Type of organisation

  • Private Company Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Domiciliary Service
  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Dec 12, 2012

Further Details

Head First is an independent company specialising in providing Assessments and Case Management services for brain injured adults. Head First works with over 70 brain injured clients, their families and support workers and prepares Expert Witness Reports for the Courts on Care, Rehabilitation, Case Management and Equipment Needs.
Head First has developed a specialist team of case managers and support staff, working with brain-injured clients and their families. The team all have specialist skills, whether these are in the professional field, for instance, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, nursing, social work, or in their personal spheres of work, for instance, co-ordination of the team, counselling, payroll and finances, or research.

In all aspects of its business Head First supports the right of individuals with acquired brain injuries to lead as normal and fulfilling a life as possible within the limitations of their injuries. Head First therefore advocates and encourages opportunities for clients to do as much as they can independently, yet recognises and recommends appropriate assistance when it is needed.

Head First enables people with acquired brain injuries to progress towards their rehabilitation goals, and supports them and their families in adjusting to their altered circumstances, while also acknowledging that this is a dynamic process and that the needs of each individual will change over time. It is also understood that many of Head First's clients will have long-term or permanent needs as a consequence of their brain injury.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes no no yes
Assistive technology yes no no yes
Case Management yes no no yes
Counselling yes no no yes
Domiciliary Care yes no no yes
Family Support yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Leisure Activities yes no no yes
Neuropsychology yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Support Workers yes no no yes
Vocational Support yes no no yes
Voluntary Activity yes no no yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

All Case Managers at Head First have professional backgrounds and are bound by their own professional codes of conduct and ethics. They are all Advanced or Practitioner members of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family yes
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

How are services paid for?

Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS ???
Social Care Services ???
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services ???

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)

Typical duration that a service is offered

The frequency and duration will depend on need

This Service was mapped by ABI London. See HERE for more information

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here

REHAB AT HOME

[Code 70]
Patient description
Medically stable, able to actively participate with and benefit from therapy. Will include spectrum of initial severity of injury with a small minority derived from Code 05 category

Sites
Domiciliary or day hospital

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary co-ordinated management therapy aimed at community re-integration/inclusion by enhancing independence, wellbeing, & assist return to work/education. In collaboration with Social Services, neuropsychiatry, voluntary and statutory services. Includes treatment of patients in their own homes, or with live-in carers.

SOMEONE TO TALK TO

[Code 110]
Patient description
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Information and guidance over a continuum. Family support and outreach. Advocacy

SUPPORT AT HOME

[Code 115]
Patient description
Medically stable. Able to live in the community alone or with others.

Sites
Client's home/the community

Description of rehabilitation input
Enablement, support and care to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, sorting out benefits, day supervision & respite care. Specific attention paid to Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment and structuring activity towards achieving goals. Includes support that may be purchased with a personal budget.

SOMETHING TO DO

[Code 120]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Organised activity in the community offering opportunities to to develop social skills, stamina, confidence, attention & leisure pursuits, Specific attention paid to: Community involvement & integration (further education etc), Personal social development and empowerment Structured daytime activity within the individual's competency framework. Includes Day activities, Day Centres, clubs and activity that may be purchased with a personal budget.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

[Code 125]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Organised activity in the community offering opportunities to develop skills through voluntary work and activity.

TRANSPORT

[Code 130]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Services that assist people with disabilities to travel in their local community or further afield.

EQUIPMENT

[Code 135]
Patient description
Blank

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Providing practical/ technological solutions to challenges and limitations imposed by cognitive, behavioural and physical disability.

CASE MANAGEMENT

[Code 140]
Patient description
Carer support from initial injury, patient support when able to communicate

Sites
All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Assessment, guidance, management of care and support and rehabilitation needs; involving close liaison/working with the family.

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

No Data for NMDS

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