Day Centre

 

Headway Bristol’s Day Centres are safe supportive environments which enables individuals to practice or re-learn skills that may have been affected after a brain injury. We aim to support brain injured people to achieve their goals by improving their self esteem, so they can start to feel more confident about dealing with their brain injury. Activities are developed around the interests, abilities and needs of those attending and support is given by staff and volunteers to enable service users to relearn old skills and acquire new ones. Activities include arts and crafts, cookery, health and fitness, cognitive activities, gardening, places of interest, courses and talks.

It may not always be immediately apparent what the benefits are from the various activities. Many activities require cognitive skills including concentration, memory, information processing, forward planning, and understanding commands or instructions; physical skills such as co-ordination and balance are required for others; and throughout virtually all activities, social skills are developed, including recognising other people’s needs, taking turns, listening and making yourself understood. These are all skills we take for granted but can be lost after brain injury.

Adults aged 18 and over with a brain injury, who meet our criteria and who live in Bristol, South Glos, North or North East Somerset, can attend Headway Day Centres. Places can be self funded or paid for by the PCT or local authority through personal budgets or direct payments. If you are interested in attending Headway or you know somebody who would benefit from our services you can contact the Day Care Manager on 0117 340 3771.

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