About us

Headway Glasgow

We are a group of people with an acquired brain injury, families, carers, friends, staff and volunteers who aim to provide information and support for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI).

Simon, our Project Co-ordinator manages Headway Glasgow, supported by Project Worker,  Amy, and Admin Worker, Gwen. Part-time group workers run some of our activities such as the Art Group and the Writers’ Group and we have the help of many volunteers who act as members and officers of the Board, assist with group activities and act as fund-raisers and advisers.

“…everybody does accept each other”

Our Board, chaired by Maryjane Khalid since October 2015, has overall responsibility for Headway Glasgow. Board members are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting to serve for a one-year term and include users of our services, carers, relatives and other volunteers who bring their specific skills to the group. A maximum of twelve members are elected and a further six may be co-opted.

As a charity Headway Glasgow is reliant on a variety of sources for our income. Much of our income comes in the form of grants, some to support our general running costs and some for specific projects. We also rely heavily on large and small donations and the hard work that many of our supporters put into fundraising. Any direct donations or fundraising activities are therefore extremely welcome and are used very carefully to support our activities – you can read more about fundraising here.

Headway Glasgow provides a unique brain injury service in Glasgow and offers long term peer support through a user-led service.

Play our video to find out a bit more from people with ABI, volunteers and staff.

 

Please contact Amy or another member of staff if you want to find out more about Headway Glasgow or about acquired brain injury.

0141 332 8878 or info@headwayglasgow.org

 


Our current grant funders are : NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, DWT Cargill Trust and The Mary Andrew Charitable Trust. We also benefit from substantial funds raised by the Rob Thomson Fundraisers within the Edrington Group (with match funding from The Robertson Trust). In addition to these we have numerous fundraisers who contribute very generously to our income.