Who We Help

Brain Injury Survivors

 

The charity provides a day resource service for adults with an acquired brain injury in the Wakefield and surrounding areas. We believe that everyone has the right to an acceptable quality of life and that disability should not be a barrier to obtaining the skills, knowledge and understanding required to achieve a better quality of life. We would like to offer the best available services to our members 

We run a variety of groups and 1:1 sessions including:

 

Health, Speech and Language, Comprehension, Woodwork, Social Skills,

Daily Living Skills, Computers, Communication, Arts and Crafts,

Information Processing, Problem Solving, Math, Photography, Drama, Music, Memory

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Our Occupational Therapists will help you to identify your strengths and difficulties that you may have in everyday situations and will help you work out practical solutions.

They can work with you to identify goals related to; Social activities and hobbies, Work, Education and everyday living skills. They will look at ways to help you maintain, regain, or improve your independence by using a variety of techniques.

Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT)

We have a Speech and Language Therapist who aims to help individuals work to improve their speech, understanding others, communicating effectively, managing breathing and eating or drinking food.

Our Speech and Language Therapist will work with the brain injury survivor to develop a plan for improvement and to also offer access to any suitable adaptations that could also be of assistance.

Physiotherapy

We use our Physiotherapist to assess individuals who have suffered a brain injury to identify any problems with movement and function. Our Physiotherapist can offer advice on how to improve and manage an individuals current situation.

Our Physiotherapist can also refer and liase with other services that could help you control and reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. They can also start proceedings for any adaptive equipment to aid brain injury survivors with getting up and around.

Brain Injury Support Nurses

Our Brain Injury Support Nurses are on site to monitor and manage the current and on-going medical condition of brain injured individuals. They can assess and offer advice on how to maintain or improve current health circumstances regarding to brain injury.

Our Brain Injury Support Nurses can offer psychological support to brain injured individuals and also to those that provide care. The nurses can refer, liase and signpost to other services to ensure that brain injured individuals get the support and assistance to manage the short and long term medical conditions in order to avoid crisis.

Carers and Family

Second Chance Headway is committed to supporting the whole family unit as, through experience, we are aware that brain injury has an impact on everyone’s lives.

 

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