About Us

Headway Derby supports and provides activities for people with a brain injury. We also provide support, advice and information to carers, families and friends of people with a brain injury, and to health and social care professionals who may be supporting someone with a brain injury. Please take a look at other pages on our website for more information.

“Headway Derby aims to improve the quality of life for people with a brain injury,
and also the quality of life of their families and carers.”

Headway Derby was formed in 1994. We are a local registered charity for people with a brain injury, and their relatives and carers. We are affiliated to, but independent from, the national charity ‘Headway – The Brain Injury Association’ (www.headway.org.uk) . We work with people from Derby city and Southern Derbyshire, both at Headway Centre, our Derby based centre at 14 George Street, Derby, and in the community through our outreach service. Headway Derby is the only organisation in Derby that specialises in providing support to and activities for people with a brain injury.

What we do

Headway Derby aims to assist people to move forward in their lives after a brain injury, to regain their confidence and achieve their goals and aspirations. We offer practical and emotional support, and the opportunity for peer interaction. We also provide information and advice about brain injuries and their consequences, both to those directly affected, and by raising local awareness about brain injury and the need for accident prevention. If you have a brain injury, or you care for someone who has a brain injury, and you would like more information or help to find the most appropriate support available, take a look at other areas of our website and learn more about what we do.