Like many of you we have had to make changes to the way we work in the face of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Following the ending of the second national lockdown for England on 2nd December our Centre based services will be reopening on Thursday 3rd December, as originally planned.

This means that our full programme of Life Skills activity sessions will be running at both our Willenhall and Dudley Centres from Thursday 3rd December.

We will be continuing remote support services, including online activity sessions and weekly activity packs for those clients unable to return to Centre based sessions. Online sessions will be available to all clients. Please contact us for more details about these if you are an existing client.

All other services continue to operate as set out below: 

Contacting Us

We are still dealing with calls to our main number 01384 869961 – please leave a message if the line is busy or out of hours. We will follow up all calls, emails and messages as soon as possible.

You can also use the Enquiry Form on this website or e-mail to admin@headwayblackcountry.co.uk

We are still taking Referrals – please use this form.

You can also follow us on Twitter (HeadwayBC) and on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/braininjuryadultsurvivors/)

Services:

Life Skills Rehabilitation Service – Centre based services will operate as normal from Thursday 3rd December. We will be continuing remote support services, including online activity sessions and weekly activity packs for those clients unable to return to Centre based sessions. Online sessions will be available to all clients. Please contact us for more details about these if you are an existing client.

Outreach – we are providing a telephone only service at present but we continue to support existing clients and carers and deal with new referrals and enquiries. For general enquiries please contact us ( see above)

Citizens Advice Bureau Service – we are providing a telephone based service only by appointment. If you need advice or support about benefits, financial, housing etc issues please contact us ( see above)

Counselling Service – we are providing a telephone based service only by appointment. Please use this form to make a new referral.

Community Support Service – we are still accepting referrals and dealing with enquiries about how we can support those affected by acquired brain injury out in the community – please see above for contact details.

Young Adults Service – group sessions are currently suspended.

All other services and groups are suspended until further notice.

Government Guidance about COVID 19 can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Tips for Staying Active;

Matt is a student Physiotherapist at the University of Wolverhampton. He has been on placement with us but that was cut short by Lockdown 2 . He has created and stars in this video of an student OT led, seated home exercise program.

It is specifically designed for people looking to increase physical activity from the comfort of their own home.

This program will be useful to those who are currently stuck at home during lockdown.

Please follow all the recommended safety measures included in the video.

We have pulled together some ideas and tips to help our you stay physically well and cognitively active when Staying at Home as part of social distancing. View or download our leaflet as a reminder.

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