October 2017 – ABI and the Criminal Justice System

We would like to invite you to attend the next event in Headway Devon’s learning calendar – our conference on Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System, which is taking place on Thursday 18th October from 9.30am-4pm.  The conference costs £30 per person for a full day of presentations and will be eligible for CPD […]

Brian’s Brain Facts

As brains are Brian’s particular area of expertise, we thought he’d like to use this area of his site to share some of his knowledge. Brain’s interesting brain facts: Your brain controls EVERYTHING that you do – every single breath, wink or jump goes through the brain first The average brain weighs about 3lbs, or […]

Wide range of speakers is highly praised by delegates at Devon conference

Headway Devon held its popular annual conference and exhibition, The Cost of Brain Injury, on 14th October with the kind support of Irwin Mitchell. Over 60 Brain injury professionals and charity workers from across the South West attended the day at Exeter’s Sandy Park Conference Centre. As always, the conference offered a stage for speakers […]

Medical and legal experts to top the bill at regional conference

Our popular annual conference, the Cost of Brain Injury, will return to Exeter’s Sandy Park Conference Centre later this week: on Friday 14th October 2011. The conference has been described by delegates in previous years as “one of the most effective, informed and enjoyable conferences I have attended in years,” and has been taking bookings […]

2011 Regional Conference: The Cost of Brain Injury

Our 2011 conference takes place at Sandy Park on the 14th October.   For more details, click here.

Disability Awareness Programme Day One – Understanding Brain Injury

The first day of a two-day course designed to give an overview of acquired brain injury for anyone working with people with acquired brain injuries. This participative workshop has been designed for professionals who need a better understanding and awareness of the problems and needs of adults with acquired brain injuries. Acquired brain injury can […]

Disability Awareness Programme Day Two – Living With Brain Injury

The second day of a two-day course designed to give an overview of acquired brain injury for anyone working with people with acquired brain injuries. This day looks in more detail at the consequences of acquired brain injury and the challenges they present to people’s social, family and working lives, building on topics discussed during […]

Support for families and carers

At Headway Devon we recognise the vital role that carers perform and we are committed to ensuring that carers feel well-equipped to perform their role. Our staff team are available on the phone to offer support, information and advice when needed. All of our services offer valuable respite opportunities for carers. Our long history of […]

Professionals working with people with brain injuries

Headway Devon works with a wide range of professionals who come into contact with people with brain injuries, including personal injury solicitors, social workers, medical students and police officers. Learning opportunities If you would like to gain a better understanding of brain injury and its effects, as well as looking at the most effective ways […]

About acquired brain injury

An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, tumour and stroke.   Causes Acquired brain injuries can come about as a result of many things, below we have listed some of the more common: Head injury, e.g. through […]