People working with brain injury survivors and/or their families

Introduction

Northamptonshire is fortunate to have numerous specialist brain injury services, many more than other parts of the UK.  All local services are within the directory.

If you are working with an individual or need to locate services for someone in Northants  who has received a brain injury they are likely to be eligible to receive support from local statutory services.  The NHS brain injury team is based at the Isebrook Hosptial in Wellingborough but covers the whole of the county.  Information about current service provision along with inclusion criteria can be obtained by calling 01536 494144.

The brain injury team will be offer assessments and the either provide on-going community rehabilitation, if community rehabilitation isn’t appropriate they can provide advice about other appropriate services.

In addition to local statutory provision, Headway also offers an excellent service to local people within the county.  Headway provides support for local people who have sustained a brain injury and can also provide advice for families.  The two local headway services are based in Irthlingborough and Northampton (Kings Heath).  More information can be obtained from:

Headway East Northants  (Irthlingborough)

website: www.headwayeastnorthants.org.uk
email: info@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk
address: Headway East Northants, 61 High Street, Irthlingborough, Northants, NN95PU
tel: 01933 652311

Headway Northampton

website: www.headwaynorthampton.org.uk
email: info@headwaynorthampton.org.uk
address: Headway Northampton, Heathfield Way, Kings Heath, Northampton, NN5 7QP
tel: 01604 591045
fax: 01604 587679

In addition to local statutory and charitable services there are numerous specialist services within Northamtponshire ranging from specialist nursing care through to the management and rehabilitation of severe challenging behaviour and also service provision to enable individuals to remain in their own homes.  All of these services, along with a brief description, are provided in the service directory