Getting back to work

Work Related Programmes

Our Headway Work-related Programmes Team can assist you if you are experiencing challenges in preparing for, entering or succeeding in the workforce. They will work with you to identify your vocational strengths and challenges. Together with you, we will create individually tailored steps to help you achieve realistic goals.

Each of our vocational programmes is designed to identify your interests and explore practical career options and goals post injury, while building your self-awareness and insight into your own capabilities. All of our programmes seek to empower you to reach your optimum level of independence with regard to work and / or gaining further skills. 

How it works

We work in partnership with you to design individually tailored steps towards achieving your goals. You will be responsible for working towards these goals, which we will review with you on an ongoing basis. The duration and intensity of the service is based on your individual needs. 

We also offer services that help you to improve vocational readiness by developing personal and practical skills such as personal development e.g. confidence building, computer skills and work specific skills, such as CV preparation and interview skills. This may involve you getting the recognised qualifications necessary to progress to further education and/or work opportunities. Some of our vocational services may offer links to work placements. 

Getting back to work

If you wish to return to your previous employment, the service:

  • Can assist with designing a phased plan to return to work and can liaise with your employer, if desired. 
  • We can support you in accessing information about the impact of earnings on current Social Protection payments. 
  • We can provide education and support to employers and colleagues on the impact of acquired brain injury and, with consent, the specific impact it has had on you. 
  • In addition, we can provide your employer with information and guidance regarding reasonable workplace accommodations for you.  Our support is ongoing until the client and employer feel confident managing independently.

Who can apply for Work-related Programmes?

Participants must have an acquired brain injury and be aged between 18 and 65. For further information on Headway’s entry criteria and how to apply, click here

Waiting lists are in operation.