Headway South Manchester and Stockport (HSMS) support the survivors of brain injury and their families.

They provide a safe place for the person and their family to meet new people in a similar position and learn new ways to cope with what are often difficult situations. Brain injuries can challenge every aspect of a person’s life – walking, talking and thinking can all be impacted, and typically this will result in a complete change in how someone lives their life. They run weekly drop-in sessions for their members and also run carers groups to support the families of the survivor of the brain injury.

Many people feel isolated after they have sustained a brain injury, and families often struggle with not only how to look after the survivor, but also how to look after themselves with the new responsibility of being a carer. HSMS provide information and support, but also vital social contact. With regular activities such as cinema trips and meals out, members are able to build friendships with people who can relate to what they are going through – reducing the feeling of loneliness and isolation.

Headway South Manchester and Stockport work with other organisations such as The Stroke Association and the NHS, signposting people to organisations that may be able to provide more specific support, as well as taking referrals from others in turn.

By creating a safe space and a community of people living with similar stories, Headway helps people rebuild their lives, and provides support when it is most needed.

It is always worth remembering that, if you support Forever Manchester, you support all this.

The ability of local community groups and organisations to best help people in their community remains dependant on maintaining support for them.

To find out more about how you can get support Forever Manchester please email us at marketing@forevermanchester.com or telephone on 0161 214 0940.

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Date added: 3rd November 2023