About us

Headway Cardiff & South East Wales was conceived by therapists at Rookwood Hospital in 1985.  It began as a support group, meeting once a month.  In 1997 it became a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

We aim to meet the subtle and varied needs of people in South-East Wales affected by acquired brain injury, which includes family members. Over the years we have expanded to fill gaps in specialist statutory community services and to help people adapt after the traumatic changes they have experienced so they can resume active and fulfilling lives.

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board support us through providing office and day centre premises on the Rookwood Hospital site.  This enables us to work together with the Neuro-science department to deliver integrated services and improve patients’ experiences and long-term outcomes.

We are an ‘Approved Day Care Provider’ for 10 local authorities in South-East Wales who, along with Local Health Boards, fund a small proportion of Day Centre places. We receive no statutory core funding but rely on our own fundraising efforts and grant funding such as that provided by the Big Lottery.

Our services are delivered by a staff team of 8 full-time and 5 part-time staff and a volunteer team of .

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Headway Cardiff & South East Wales help people affected by acquired brain injury to rebuild their lives. Acquired Brain Injury can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. Lives can be changed in an instant. At Headway Cardiff & South East Wales we support individuals with Acquired Brain Injury to regain their independence and help their families, friends and carers adapt to a new way of life. We offer social groups, life skills sessions, counselling, an Information & Outreach service and an Independence & Wellbeing Centre based at Rookwood Hospital.