Founded in 1988 and based in Liscard for many years, Headway Wirral moved from Mapleholme, to the St James Centre in 2011 and expanded to the Potens Building in 2012. Since 2014 we have been holding our Drop in opportunities at The Fountain Project, Birkenhead and Meadowcroft in Bromborough. More recently we also meet at Westbourne Hall in West Kirby
Philip Barr is the Development Officer, Philip Kelly the Group Co-ordinator and Tracy Smith is the Group Facilitator.
Currently we provide a Drop In service (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays), and a Social Group (Thursdays). We also visit the Brain Injury and Stroke Unit at Clatterbridge Hospital every other Wednesday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm
The Drop In service is free of charge and suitable for all of those affected by an Acquired Brain Injury. At Headway Wirral, we consider those living with the effects of a brain injury to be, not only the person with the injury but also those around them who care for and support them. These sessions take place every:
Monday from 10am -12pm at Westbourne Hall, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ,
Tuesday from 10am – 2pm at: The Fountain Project, 90-92 Chester Street, Birkenhead, Wirral. CH41 5DL
Wednesday from 09.00am – 1.00pm at : Meadowcroft, 304 Spital Road, Bromborough, Wirral. CH62 2DE
The Social Group is suitable for group members who have an ABI who want to meet with others in a social setting to chat, keep active, enjoy activities arranged to their taste, take part in outings and events and have lunch provided by our very talented cook. A £3 donation is requested towards the lunch from those that can afford. This group meets every Thursday from 10am – 2pm at the Potens Building, 20 Park Road South, Birkenhead, CH43 4UX.
Activities are arranged according to members wishes/interests, but currently include arts and crafts, computer skills, games, plant care, floristry and accessible exercise. Quizzes are popular and regular bingo sessions occur at members request! External activities take place when possible. However, members often enjoy coming for a chat and a cup of tea – no activity is obligatory!
Once a month, the group enjoy a day out to local places of interest. These trips take place on Thursdays and are generally the first Thursday of the month but can sometimes be altered to accommodate other events.
We keep a range of Headway published information and can also signpost to other agencies. We work closely with other community organisations to provide access for our members to services that they may require. Our supporters are available to provide advice where they can.
Telephone support is available (messages can be left at any time and we will get back to you).
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.