Headway Worcestershire is a local and independent charity supporting people affected by acquired brain injury across Worcestershire. We offer specialist support, information and services to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.
Our vision is to recognise that every brain injury affects different people in different ways. We recognise that each person is unique and tailor our support to meet their needs and circumstances. Our aim is to help people achieve their goals and enjoy a quality of life, consistent with their desires and interests. Building a community where people with a brain injury are valued respected and able to live a fulfilling life while campaigning for greater public awareness and a better understanding of the impact of brain injury.
In the UK, it is estimated that 1.4 million people live with an acquired brain injury, (ABI) which is generally regarded as a hidden epidemic and a silent disability. We researched and learnt that someone with an ABI, but displaying no obvious physical disability is effectively barred from taking part in Paralympic Games. They are encouraged instead to participate in the Olympic Games, which we feel to be not only unfair but possibly discriminatory. To remedy this injustice, we wish to hold the world’s first Queen Elizabeth II Games for People with Acquired Brain Injury.