New permanent Headway centre opens in Gloucester

A new centre has opened in Gloucester to support people with brain injuries.

The charity, Headway, had been renting a premises in the city but said a permanent base in Pullman Court would enable it to provide more services.

Headway supports and provides services for people with brain injuries to make them as independent as possible.

Sam Hall, the centre manager, said it would focus on providing people with multi-tasking skills and adaptations to make tasks easier.

Ms Hall said the effect of a brain injury was "likened to a bereavement process" when a person finds there are "differences" in what they can do or how they behave.

"People often say when they come to Headway they feel safe and secure and they feel they're not being judged.

"That gives us a chance to teach people strategies to prevent themselves getting into awkward situations."

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