Osbornes Law supports our Early Intervention Project
Kicking off the partnership this week, this partnership allows the Casework team to strengthen its service at the Royal London Hospital. Currently the team have an on-site presence once a week; running a drop-in for family members of individuals recently admitted with a brain injury. This acts as the first point of contact, and can often lead to long-term supporting relationships as the team assist with finance and legal issues, alongside signposting to information, services and support groups.
Deputy Director of Services and Casework Manager Seán Kinahan says "It's fantastic to have the support of Osbornes Law alongside the significant contribution of the Big Lottery Fund; allowing our team to reach more survivors, families and carers across East London."
Headway East London began working at the Royal London Hospital during 2015-16, and have supported on average 35 people each month. Two of these people (who were interviewed in our recent Evaluation) talk about the impact of this support:
"Meeting Headway in the hospital was probably one of the most important encounters of my life. When I got home and found out I couldn’t read, I wouldn’t have known where to turn to. I would never have got anywhere without them".
"I was at the Royal London for four months. It meant a lot to me to meet Headway at that time, I thought my days were numbered. I was feeling hopeless, and I was feeling down and feeling very depressed. And it was a good thing for me to meet [name of case worker] and meet people at Headway with head injuries".