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Headway Luton




Location and Contact details


Headway Luton
41 Cardiff Rd
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 1PP

Telephone: 01582 454173

Email: enquiries@headwayluton.com

http://www.headwayluton.com/

Type of organisation

  • Voluntary Sector Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Dec 7, 2011

Further Details

Our ethos is focused on the individual, making progress after the brain injury, setting their own aims and goals and moving forward with their lives, gaining in confidence and
reaching their potential.
There are currently two arms to Headway Luton: Centre based Services and Community Services.

Centre services are operating at three different locations.There are Centres in Luton and Leighton Buzzard, with over 80 people attending overall each week. The Centres are
open from 10am - 3pm between Monday and Friday. People usually attend for 1-2 days a week, depending on what they would like to do and the funding available. Some examples of group sessions running include memory and thinking skills exercises,computers, physical exercise which includes the gym or an armchair exercise group. Other groups include art and drawing, numeracy, creative writing and microwave
cookery.

Community Support Services include everything outside of the Centre, beginning with the initial assessment when someone is first referred to Headway. An initial meeting is set up so we can get a clear picture of the persons needs and to see how Headway can support, both the individual and the family. We can support in many different ways. Some examples include:
> offering advice and information
> referring to other services
> setting up a taster day at the Centre
> further home visits
For all clients, once the initial support work has been finished, they can still access telephone support or home visits when required.
When the client feels they are ready to get back out there in the local community we can support them to make that next step. We are aware that this is sometimes difficult.
They may wish to take up a new hobby, learn a new skill, get more exercise, meet new people, do a course or start to look for paid or voluntary work. At Headway we have a dedicated member of staff who can help find that opportunity and make that next step.

As part of community services we also have a new course called "Confidence In The Community" It is run for one day a week for a year. During the course a small group plan
and carry out many community activities. This includes using a library, a bank, a community centre, going shopping, eating out and travelling on public transport. By the end of the year group members are encouraged to have started a new activity, course or volunteer role. The first year of the coursewas a great success and it is now into its second year.

Community Services also support carers, with monthly support meetings, and with advice and information. Acquired Brain Injury is often called the hidden disability as
people may look fine on the outside, but there are many hidden problems. Headway offers training to promote awareness of brain injury, both internally to staff, volunteers,
clients and carers and also externally to other agencies and community groups.

So both within Centre and Community based services, Headway Luton is all about people adjusting to life after the brain injury, then moving forward and achieving their
potential. Our ethos is expressed in our logo which says "Moving Forward Together".

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
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.

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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