How Headway Hertfordshire Began
There are over 100 independent Headways in the UK each with their own Board of Trustees and each delivering services that meet the needs of local people affected by brain injury. Many Headways, including Headway Hertfordshire, are affiliated to Headway UK, which is the only national charity dedicated to 'promote the understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.'
Headway North Herts and Stevenage was formed in 1997 by an interested group of carers, professionals and volunteers to provide support to local people affected by brain injury.
In December 2001 the group became a company limited by guarantee and obtained charitable status. The charity is run by a Board of Trustees, which comprises of both survivors of brain injury, carers and professionals.
In July 2010 the charity was renamed Headway Hertfordshire, expanding its services throughout the county.
Headway Hertfordshire works closely with people who have a brain injury, their carers and families. We aim to reduce social isolation, improve health and wellbeing and give carers a break. We also aim to raise awareness with local groups, professionals, statutory authorities, charities and others through presentations, talks and face to face meetings.