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Headway Cambridgeshire




Location and Contact details


Headway House, Brookfield Hospital Site
Mill Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB1 3DF

Telephone: 01223 576550

Email: info@headway-cambs.org.uk

http://www.headway-cambs.org.uk

Type of organisation

  • Voluntary Sector Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Dec 5, 2011

Further Details

Headway Cambridgeshire provides both day and community services for clients and those who care for them.
We have 4 day services throughout Cambridgeshire which provides structure, routine and learning opportunities where individuals can develop their skills, increase independence, access peer support and build on their understanding of how their brain injury affects them. Group programmes aim to meet people's varying abilities and focus on working with people to maximise their potential and encouraging them to identify skills and goals.
Current activities include:
Cognitive Activities
Communication & Discussion
Vocational Activities
Life Skills
Art and Creative Activities

We also offer an information and advice service both in the community and at Addenbrooke's hospital. Our specialist brain injury advisors offer support on a diverse range of subjects from understanding brain injury to benefits and accessing other services. The team also run social and support opportunities across the county including socials groups, bowling group, allotment project and one off workshops.
We also provide support to clients through our YourTime volunteer projects. These aim to provide flexible support to enable clients to participate more fully in their communities, overcome personal barriers, increase social inclusion and achieve personal goals.

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Advice yes no yes yes
Community support yes no no yes
Day Activities yes no no yes
Day Centre yes no no yes
Family Support yes no no yes
Information yes no no yes
Leisure Activities yes no no yes
Occupational Therapy yes no no yes
Training (for clients/patients) yes no no yes
Transitional rehabilitation 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:

Affliated to Headway UK
Compliant with Headway Quality Standards


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?

yes Publicly funded - free at point of access
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS noyesno
Social Care Services yesnono
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services nonoyes

yes Privately funded (anyone can purchase)
yes Charitably funded (no payment required)

Typical duration that a service is offered

Service not time limited and typical time in service depends on client and service accessed.
The day service is slow stream rehabilitation and is reviewed as a minimum annually with expectation that clients will move on from service in the medium to long term (2 -4 years.)
Information, advice and community support is available for whole time the client or families need support.
Support through our YourTime volunteer projects may be time limited where clients are being supported to achieve personal goals.

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

Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

For an explanation of the codings please click here

HELP GETTING BACK TO WORK

[Code 90]
Patient description
Medically stable, living in community, aiming to enter/return to employment

Sites
Domiciliary, community-based or residential

Description of rehabilitation input
Interdisciplinary programme addressing all aspects of occupational activity, including, specialist assessment, work preparation, job search, job coaching and workplace support, and employer/college education and support.

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.

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

For an explanation of the NMDS, please click here

Level 3B (local non-specialist rehabilitation services): Treat patients with Category D needs and can be led by non-medical staff

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