April 7, 2020

Headway Wirral’s Xmas party this year was at the shippons pub in the village of irby , which is thankfully easy to get to with a bus stop right outside. The pub itself is huge and the staff were very welcoming and couldn’t do enough for us , this all added to a lovely noisy Christmas party!

The food was exceptional and amazingly we all got what we ordered (in the end) . We all had a great time we didn’t even mind Phil’s 100 year old jokes!!!

Have you heard this one?


One of the key areas of work is around raising awareness of Aquired Brain injury(ABI).By doing so we help ABI sufferers by making ABI others aware of the prevalence of ABI within society. As ABI is often a hidden disability, there is sometimes a lack of appreciation that just because a person presents normal, whatever that means, that they do not have a disability.

One key area in which Headway Wirral has become involved in awareness training is its links with local police forces, particularly Merseyside and Greater Manchester Police. Presentations have been given previously to all frontline officers in Wirral, as well as custody staff and lay visitors through the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner who has been very supportive.

More latterly Phil has been directly involved in training custody staff throughout the Greater Manchester areas

Sadly this work has been interrupted by the Corona virus but hopefully will continue in the near future. Under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) people with ABI are classed as vunerable adults which means added protection for them must be implemented if they are suspected of committed an offence.Equally, if ABI suffers become witnesses or victims of crime then the police will have a better understanding of there needs ie poor memory or fatigue. Headway was at the forefront of the creation of Headway cards, developed in association with UK Police Forces. Members are encouraged to produce these cards which outline the fact that they are a brain injury survivor and highlight any traits specifically to them. This is meant to assist, not only during contact with police but also in there daily lifes. Phil Barr.



April 1, 2020

Headways recent trip out was to Luke Jerrams world-renowened Museum of the moon situated in Birkenhead town hall. Mearsuring 7 metres in diameter the mesmerising Moon used NASA imagery and it looked fantastic. The spooky music added to the enjoyment and thanks to WBC for letting us have our own private showing and we all […]

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Cancelled Dragon boat race

March 31, 2020

Sadly the coronavirus virus has put paid to our most loved and anticipated event of the year the dragon boat race. Hopefully it will return next year it has become a highlight in the Headway Wirral calender and will be sorely missed.

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March 30, 2020

Headway Wirral Would like to thank our member Kaine Gallier who recently raised over £200 by completing a sponsored walk from hoylake to meols and back, all the more remarkable because of his bad knee. Well done Kaine                                   […]

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Dragon Boat 2014

March 4, 2014

Please click here Dragon Boat 2014 to find out how to get involved in this year’s event.

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Dragon Boat 2013

July 10, 2013

Saturday 6th July saw our 2nd annual Dragon Boat Race, this year we were honoured to have Esther McVey, the Minister for Disabled People,(pictured) attending the event and very generously agreeing to present the prizes.  The day was a great success thanks to glorious weather, Dragon Boat Events, The Cooperative, Headway Wirral Commitee members, volunteers, […]

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Dragon Boat 2013

March 5, 2013

This year’s Headway Wirral Dragon Boat Race will take place at West Kirby Marine Lake on 6th July.If you are interested in taking part in the event please click HERE to download the flyer / application forms.

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Bowled over

February 20, 2013

A group of 23; members, family, staff and volunteers recently enjoyed  a great day out at Riverside Bowl, New Brighton.

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Art Workshop – Raising Awareness of the Hidden Effects of Brain Injury

February 13, 2013

For the next 4 weeks, Beth, our OT student will be running an arts project at the Tuesday Drop- in from 10.30am – 12.00. It is intended that members will produce a piece of artwork  depicting the hidden effects of a brain injury, this may then be used in our promotional literature.  This activity is […]

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