Helping improving life after Brain Injury
When someone suffers a brain injury there are many other people whose lives are affected by that injury. Partners, children, siblings, parents and loved ones need support at multiple stages.
During or before discharge
Ongoing and periodic support
Here to support and guide you and your loved ones through and after your hospital stay.
Hospital Navigators: What We Do
Whilst your loved one is in hospital, Headway Bristol’s hospital navigators can support you with:
• Understanding the effects brain injury may have on your loved one and support with medical terminology
• Provide emotional and practical support
• Be a link between the family and hospital staff
• Help with finance, provide welfare advice and help with seeking legal advice where appropriate
• Support with rehab pathways.
Hospital Navigator Service: How to find us?
We visit the ICU and neuro wards at Southmead Hospital on Wednesday Afternoons and regularly attend the neuro ward at Bristol Royal Infirmary.
Alongside this, we also have a drop in stand located outside both the neuro wardse at both hospitals on the days stated above.
Our navigators are friendly and always ready to talk: call us directly on 07776 369507
Discharge From Hospital
Our Reablement & Wellbeing Centres
A safe, supportive and social environment which enables individuals following their brain injury to practice or relearn skills in a group setting.
Satellite hubs are our remote services offering all of the help detailed above, located across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
Working with individuals within their homes or local community enabling them to re-learn lost skills and work towards regaining independence.
Care and Connect Group
A social group for all those affected by brain injury to share experiences and offer peer support in an informal setting led by skilled and dedicated navigators.
Here to support carers from the time of crisis and beyond, by providing emotional support, practical support and signposting.
Our Ongoing Support: How to Contact Us
For information please either email [email protected] or phone our main Headway office on 0117 414 3222
How to Access
Our services are a mix of free and paid for services which can be privately funded, or covered by local authority funding depending on your individual circumstances.
Our Hospital Navigator service and Care and Connect Group are services that are free of charge. Our support services cover Bristol, the counties of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester.
For information on referral to services please either email [email protected], phone our main Headway office on 0117 414 3222, or contact our hospital navigators 07776 369507.
Frenchay Beckspool Building
Frenchay Park Road
General Queries and Information
0117 414 3222
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