Headway was founded in 1985 and is a not-for-profit organisation that provides rehabilitation services to adults living with acquired brain injury. Since inception, Headway has grown significantly and provide a range of community-based rehabilitation support services for people with affected by brain injuries whatever the severity of the injury is. Headway have centres around the country, four in Dublin, two in Cork and one in Limerick City to support people living with brain injury. They also have a counsellor in Tralee and an Information and Support worker for the South East, who is based in Carlow.
Their vision is for a future where people with Acquired Brain Injury in Ireland can rebuild their lives and have meaningful roles in their own communities. As a recognised leader in ABI rehabilitation, Headway has heightened communication and awareness of brain injury in Ireland, to shed light on this hidden disability. Headway are on a mission to make sure to bring positive change in the lives of those affected by an acquired brain injury.
Funds raised by our players allowed Headway to promote and support community inclusion for clients with an Acquired Brain Injury. The project was in line with new directions which states that adults with disabilities should be afforded individualised outcome-focused supports to allow them to live a life of their choosing in accordance with their own wishes, needs and aspirations. Acquired Brain Injury occurs across all sections of the community and can happen at any time during a person’s life. Headway serves clients who, because of their disability are unable to earn an income, have to leave school early or cannot secure employment. The grant funding alleviates that barrier and ensures that Headway clients can become active participants within their communities.
Their values are truly admirable. Their work is in the service of empowering their clients to live their own lives as fully as possible. The work Headway is doing is life-changing and we're so proud to support them.