New drop-in sessions for carers

Do you care for someone with an acquired brain injury? Headway Devon’s new carers drop-in sessions launch on Tuesday 5th September. These sessions will take place at the XCentre in Exeter on the first Tuesday of every month and will offer information, support and advice for carers who support someone with an acquired brain injury. […]

Headway Devon praised in glowing CQC report

Headway Devon are delighted to have received a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission following an inspection at the end of September. The assessment took place over two days and involved visiting and interviewing a range of clients and staff members about the service that the charity provides to people with acquired brain injuries. […]

Services over Christmas

For many of us Christmas is a time to relax and spend time with loved ones. But Christmas can be a very challenging time for people with brain injuries and although Headway Devon’s day centres will be closed for the period, our dedicated Community Support Team will continue to provide support and care to the […]

Improve life after brain injury with your Christmas pudding

Supporters can once again help Headway Devon to improve life after brain injury this Christmas by purchasing one of our delicious charity Christmas puddings. The puddings are all made by the award winning “Ultimate Plum Pudding Company” in Cumbria, who are a stockists to Fortnum and Mason. All puddings serve four people and cost £5.50 […]

John Lewis finishes a fantastic first year with donation to Headway

Headway Devon were delighted to receive a cheque for £1,860 from John Lewis in Exeter at a special presentation to mark their first anniversary in the city. The money was raised through the store’s Community Matters scheme, which distributes £3,000 to local charities every three months, and was topped up by staff, who have taken […]

Give as you Live – raise money just by shopping online

We’ve got great news: Headway Devon has teamed up with “Give as you Live” so that our supporters can raise money for local people with brain injuries, just by shopping online. How it works Over 2,500 online stores have signed up to donate a commission of every purchase to the charity of your choice through […]

Paddling and Pedalling from Edinburgh to Exmouth!

Over the past four weeks, intrepid fundraiser Alistair Cope has been cycling and canoeing his way from Edinburgh to Exmouth to raise money for three charities – Headway Devon, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, and Blesma. This unique challenge has become known as “papete” – paddle and pedal Edinburgh to Exmouth – and […]

Sun is shining on Headway Devon fundraising

Recent fundraising events have put a real spring in our step here at Headway Devon. From bucket collections and raffles to coffee mornings and grants, our supporters have gone above and beyond to support local people with brain injuries. This seasonal fundraising began with a coffee morning at the Meads in Silverton in May raising […]

Joey’s story

Joey sustained a life-changing brain injury when he was assaulted in an unprovoked attack on a night out. It was July 2009 and after working a night shift at the family business Joey went to a friend’s house to watch the rugby. Joey had always been a keen rugby player and after watching the game, […]

Lisa’s story

On 18th November 2005, Lisa woke up with an indescribable pain in her head and a stiff neck and back Lisa tried to continue her day as normal, but by 4pm was unable to stand light or noise and decided to call NHS Direct. The nurse on the phone recognised Lisa’s difficulties and called an […]