Headway East London offers services to brain injury survivors, their families and carers. These include our Day Service, neurological therapies, community support work, advice, advocacy and family support. As the effects of brain injury are long-term, so is our support.

Community Support Work

We have an experienced team of community support workers specialising in supporting brain injury survivors in their own homes and local communities.

The service can be offered in conjunction with our other services, whilst Support Workers have access to our team of experienced staff and therapists.

You can download a factsheet on our Community Support Worker Service here and read our 2018-9 Satisfaction Survey results here.

Community support we offer

Personalised support plans are developed to enable the people we work with to live their life in the way they want to and achieve their goals. This can include:

  • A strong focus on social activities, education or work
  • Managing complex activities at home like managing finances, budgeting and paperwork

Our Support Workers work with individuals to develop and maintain a daily and weekly structure which promotes well-being. We take great care to work collaboratively with someone's family and friends, Case Managers and other professionals involved in rehabilitation. All of our Support Workers:

  • Have direct experience of working with survivors of brain injury (many having been volunteers at Headway House)
  • Can arrange joint sessions with the therapy team to develop specific strategies to help someone achieve their goals

Referring for community support

To receive this service, you will need to complete a Referral Form and have an assessment. 

For a full service specification and additional information please email