In early 2010 some interested parties and individuals wanted to re-form the Headway group in Preston. Headway Preston and Chorley began meeting in June 2010 and following a number of meetings, it was decided that Headway Preston & Chorley should be established and based in Preston. A Committee of professionals from legal, financial and rehabilitation backgrounds, family members and people who have an acquired brain injury was formed. The group became an independent registered charity on 21st October 2011 responsible for its own governance and funding.
“To enable people with or caring for someone with a brain injury to live the best life that they can”.
We have two registered aims:
- To relieve persons who are resident in the area of Preston and Chorley, Lancashire who have suffered a brain injury, their families, carers and other related professional by the provision of such information, service and facilities.
- To advance the education of the public in all aspects relating to brain injury and its prevention.
Our work is driven by the following values:
- Valuing people
- Respect and kindness
- Family centered
- Promoting individual choice
- Open and honest
- Equality throughout
Our Board of 12 Trustees is responsible overall for the charity. A Project Manager oversees the day to day running of the charity and is responsible for ensuring the charity operates within its guidelines and policies. A Services Coordinator organises the Headway sessions and activities and a Volunteer & Events Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers and organising small events. We also have professional advisers who donate their time and expertise to the charity and a team of volunteers who donate a considerable amount of time and effort in many roles.