Who is this for?
- adults over the age of 18 with an acquired brain injury
Who provides this?
- Headway – the brain injury association
Headway East Lothian supports adults with acquired brain injuries, their families and carers through community based rehabilitation & peer group support sessions. Improving quality of life, reducing social isolation, providing advice & information. Development Officer supported by volunteers run the services which includes a telephone help line and an outreach service.
In East Lothian there are 3 weekly peer groups:
Time: 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Location: Port Seton Community Centre, South Seton Park, Prestonpans, EH32 0BG
Description: Group work with rehabilitation based therapeutic activities, exercise sessions, arts and crafts, outdoor activities. There is a community café for lunch or a snack and to help build socialisation skills.
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Location: East Lothian Community Hospital, Hospital Road, Haddington EH41 3PF
Description: Group meeting with refreshment. There are activities, speakers and entertainment.
Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Location: Hallhill Centre, Kellie Road, Dunbar, EH42 1RF
Description: Group meeting and a community café. There are activities, speakers and entertainment.
Other activities include:
- monthly outings to places of local cultural and educational interest
- information and advice on brain injury, disability issues, the benefits system
- telephone befriending scheme with volunteers and peers
- online support services and weekly activity sessions
How do I access this?
- Referrals by third parties
Is there a cost?
No service charge – cost only for refreshments at community venues and specific activities.
Is there a waiting list?
- Public parking available
- Wheelchair access
|Monday||9.00 am – 4.00 pm|
|Tuesday||9.00 am – 4.00 pm|
|Wednesday||9.00 am – 4.00 pm|
|Thursday||9.00 am – 4.00 pm|
|Friday||9.00 am – 4.00 pm|
Headway East Lothian Leaflet
(1.61 MB pdf)