Head Injury is 40 times more common than spinal injury, but there is not one centre in the public sector devoted exclusively to the treatment and rehabilitation of people with brain injury. There is no standard brain injury, every brain injury is individual and hence there cannot be a standard treatment.
Everyone who’s suffered a brain injury will be affected for the rest of their lives, the South Manchester & Stockport Branch gives help to all who ask.
The South Manchester & Stockport Branch affiliated to Headway National Head Injuries Association Ltd. ( a registered charity) is a local group which promotes the understanding of all aspects of brain injury, providing support and information for the head injured, their families and carers.
The group was established in 1983, initially in South Manchester, but recognising the need for long term support services for the head injured in Stockport, moved its base to the town in 1995.
We hold regular weekly meetings at our drop in centre between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. As well as information and advice we have an agenda of therapeutic activities determined by those attending the centre.
Our weekly meeting are held at Bridge Hall Community Centre, Siddington Avenue, Adswood, Stockport SK3 8LX.