Who We Are
Headway is an Irish registered charity and an internationally accredited brain injury services organisation that supports adults (18+) who are affected by brain injury.
We were founded in 1985 as a support group by families and interested professionals to address the needs of people with brain injuries and their carers and families. Since then, we have grown, and now provide a range of community-based rehabilitation support and services for people affected by brain injury, whatever the severity of injury. You can read our strategic plan 2016- 2018 here
We work in a multidisciplinary way, and where necessary link with resources or people with specialist skills not available within Headway. Collaboration is a strong feature of our approach and Headway takes a lead in advocating for better sharing of resources, information and expertise both between voluntary agencies and between the voluntary and statutory services.
Our vision is for a future where people with Acquired Brain Injury in Ireland can rebuild their lives and meaningful roles in their own communities. Headway’s flexible and person centred services will be responsive to the full range of individual’s needs at all stages following brain injury, providing the highest standards of rehabilitative support. As a recognised leader in ABI rehabilitation, Headway will heighten communication and awareness of brain injury in Ireland, to shed light on this hidden disability.
To bring positive change in the lives of those affected by an acquired brain injury.
Each individual has unique needs following an ABI and the continuum of care needs to be consistent, flexible, adaptable and open. A core characteristic of our organisation is keeping the persons served at the centre. This is guided by our organisation values of dignity, accountability, respect and responsibility. Integrity is at the very core of what we do.