Welcome to Headway Sussex

Headway Sussex provides reablement and support services for individuals affected by acquired brain injuries, as well as their family caregivers.
Brain injuries can stem from various causes such as stroke, accidents, tumours, infections, sporting incidents, or assaults.

Our Living Well Programme offers a diverse range of activities aimed at personal wellbeing. This includes personalised support for achieving independence, tailored reablement and therapy sessions, client and caregiver group sessions, social and relaxation activities, as well as access to information and advice.

We are dedicated to expanding our reach to serve more individuals in communities across East and West Sussex, as well as Brighton & Hove. As an organisation, we value input from our clients and caregiver members and strive to be responsive to their views and opinions.

Get Involved

If you’d like to support us and make a difference, why not make a donation, volunteer, sponsor an event or even organise your own? We can’t do what we do without community support. We always need skilled volunteers and welcome anyone keen to fundraise for Headway Sussex.

Our Services

Our goal is to offer funded assistance to individuals with brain injuries, within the limits of our resources.  We provide assessment and support planning, rehabilitation aid, social interaction, therapy, relaxation techniques, exercise sessions, and support group opportunities.  Our services encompass personalised outreach aid for individuals in their homes or within the community, as well as participation in online or community-based support groups.  We collaborate with skilled partners, including our affiliated counselors, as well as NHS and hospital teams.

For Brain Injury Survivors

If you’re navigating life with a brain injury, know that we’re here to offer heartfelt support, both in practical assistance and emotional care.

No matter where you are in your journey, we’re committed to providing a range of services designed to nurture your reablement or rehabilitation with genuine compassion and understanding.


For Carers

Headway Sussex extends a warm invitation to anyone offering care or support to an individual with a brain injury. Whether you’re an unpaid partner, spouse, sibling, family member, or close friend, we’re here to provide guidance and support.

If you find yourself in the role of an unpaid caregiver, we encourage you to consider registering with one of the three reputable Carer Support organisations serving Sussex and Brighton and Hove. These charities are dedicated to providing expert advice across a spectrum of topics. Additionally, they can assist you in accessing local resources and information tailored to support you through challenging times.

Please register with one of the following:-

Care for the Carers, East Sussex

Carers Hub, Brighton and Hove 

Carer Support West Sussex

For Professionals

If you’re a professional seeking further details, you’ll find information about our services here. Whether you’re a GP, Case Manager, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, or Social Worker, we’re committed to offering information and discussing the services we can potentially provide for your clients or patients.

We’re actively seeking to expand our network of preferred professional partners. If you’re interested in connecting, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

" I love Headway. They have given my brother Nathan a life and have filled his world with smiles, love and support. "

- Sister of a Headway Client

Reassurance to Living Well

We work within an ethos, framework and values to ensure our team and our service meets the vision and aims of Headway to remain a trusted, specialist charity. Our focus is on clients being given choice and control through providing caring personal support to meet their individuals needs and achieve the best outcomes for recovery.

Headway provides reassurance from the point of contact and aims to give emotional support and practical advice for people affected by brain injury in all areas of our service. We can offer tailored programmes for rehabilitation with input from specialist partner therapists. Reablement supports client members to rebuild their lives within the community and activities also provide respite as part of continued specialist support to maintain and improve every day life for both clients and their family carers. A focus on the future and wellbeing helps with relearning or gaining new skills towards finding a new hobby, meaningful occupation or work.

Latest News

Fundraising | 11.07.2024 | By: Roxanne Thomas

Support Cowan Architects’ Epic Journey for Headway Sussex!

Hello, This summer, Cowan Architects is embarking on an incredible journey to raise vital funds for Headway Sussex, and the Sussex Snowdrop Trust, and they need your support! The Snowdrop Trust Sussex is a charity dedicated to providing essential care and support for children with terminal and life-threatening illnesses. Throughout August, the team at Cowan Architects […]

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News | 11.07.2024 | By: Roxanne Thomas

Celebrating Art and Raising Awareness for Aphasia!

Hello, We are excited to share some wonderful news from our community. Chris, one of our dedicated outreach and social group clients, has recently achieved a significant milestone. Chris, who has a passion for painting, had the honour of displaying his beautiful artwork at the Jubilee Library in Brighton. This exhibition was part of a Say […]

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News | 09.07.2024 | By: Roxanne Thomas

Discover the Transformative Power of Art Therapy with Andy’s Journey

Good Afternoon, We are excited to share with you an inspiring story from our Newick Hub at Headway Sussex. Andy, 35, a recent client at our Newick Hub, participates in our weekly art class and has created a captivating piece titled “Abstract Vortex” using coloured pencils. After suffering a life-changing stroke 2.5 years ago, Andy’s […]

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