Outreach Services

Our outreach services provide one-to-one support to individuals in their own homes, local environments and communities. If you’ve returned home following a brain injury and need support to maintain independence, we can help.

Our Wellbeing Support Workers can provide one-to-one support in an individual’s own home and local community to promote independence, increase opportunities and improve personal wellbeing and quality of life. 

We support brain injury survivors to re-learn or develop the skills needed to manage everyday life in areas such as planning and communication, and in setting specific goals to allow people to live as independently as possible. This may include budgeting, using public transport and meal preparation. The service is very person-centred so goals will vary between each person according to their individual needs. 

People who use the service may be funded either by Adult Social Care Services, the NHS, through compensation packages or through individual private funding. 

Headway is here to help

Speak to one our team for guidance or information on our services, your own rehabilitation and wellbeing, referral or anything related to brain injury. Send us an email, give us a call or fill out the form on the contact page and we will get back to you.

Reablement through Outreach

Our community Outreach service supports people with brain injury to gain and maintain as much independence as possible in their own home and local environment.

We aim to focus on reablement activity to promote personal wellbeing to suit interests, choice and aspiration.

Achieving Independence

Our philosophy is to work with our client members to agree how to help each person achieve independence and reach their individual goals.

Most of our client members require some support in the following areas:

  • Emotional support
  • Organising and planning
  • Communication skills
  • Decision-making
  • Motivation
  • Empowerment
  • Increased understanding of the effects of brain injury
  • Advice on where to get other help and support
  • Links to social and leisure opportunities

Person centred

We adapt our approach to each person’s particular individual needs and preference. Choice and control are at the centre of all our decisions.

Personal goals might include:

  • Forming routines and planning for the day or the week
  • Personal budgeting and managing money
  • Nutrition, meal preparation and healthy eating
  • Shopping
  • Mobility and exercise
  • Using public transport
  • Housework and housekeeping
  • Keeping up with daily admin – responding to letters, emails and phone calls
  • Arranging and attending appointments
  • Ensuring medication is taken as directed
  • Memory strategies and approaches
  • Researching volunteering, college and work opportunities

The level of personal support will vary dependent on each person’s needs and the funding available to them. Our team may provide individual support ranging from 2 hours each month to 15 hours per week.

How we work

Our Outreach service operates mostly across  Brighton and Hove and East Sussex. We have a minimal service in West Sussex and are aiming to extend this further.

Our staff team will always assess risk and ensure safe lone working.

Client members receiving Outreach Support may be funded by:

  • Adult Social Care
  • NHS
  • Personal injury funding
  • Private or self funding

You can contact us to find out more about these options.