Each care plan will be negotiated to meet the individual needs of the service user. We are open to service users three days a week, 48 weeks a year. There are different activities available on each day of the week allowing service users to select a placement that best meets their needs. Placements each day are limited to a maximum of 30 service users.
We will only accept individuals who have sustained a brain injury, either traumatic or acquired. They must be aged between 18-70 years of age when initially referred.
We aim to respond to referrals within seven working days at which point we will offer an initial assessment within the unit. Following this, the individual's suitability for the unit would be discussed with the service user and referrer. A decision will be made regarding their placement. Funding would need to be agreed before the commencement of any agreed placement.
We do not provide transport and this would need to be sourced by the referrer for the service user as part of their placement package. Referral forms and costs can be requested via our contact details on the website or you can click this link to our referral form.
All our staff are subject to regular DBS checks and appraisals within the unit. This includes sessional tutors.
All of our senior staff have in excess of 12 years' experience working with brain injury and regularly train new staff using these skills and experience.
Headway Northampton is able to provide limited outreach care on an individually assessed basis. We offer phone line support for service users and families without additional charge. Our staff are also able to act as advocates where necessary.
All our service users are regularly risk assessed and any concerns are immediately fed back to the appropriate parties.