About Acquired Brain Injury


Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is damage to the brain acquired after birth. It includes traumatic brain injury as well as tumour, stroke, brain haemorrahage and encephalitis, to name a few. 

The effects are often very similar to those of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but the key differences that make treating and coping with acquired brain injury are quite different. 



Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury is a form of an acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Traumatic Brain Injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. 


Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. 


For further information about brain injury, simply click on the links below.


Headway UK About Brain Injury 




Headway UK Useful Organisations







Latest News

Join us at this year's Brigstock Beer Festival!


Why not head over and visit us at the Brigstock Beer Festival this year?

It's on Saturday 8th September from 1.00pm and our fabulous volunteers will be manning our stand. There's plenty for the family, not to mention our popular Bottle Tombola (who knows what you'll win?!)

The 'fiesta' theme this year will ensure plenty of excitement and there'll be mariachi bands, carnival drummers and some amazing South American food - and so much more! 

Don't forget your dancing shoes either, as there'll be salsa dancing from 6pm!

We'd love to see you - come on over for a terrific afternoon of good beer, good food and good people. Have fun and help us raise funds at the same time!

For more details, visit,  http://www.brigstockbeerfestival.com

Client Michael obtains Food Safety qualification! 

Headway East Northants client, Michael, last week successfully completed an online course in Food Safety for Catering, and as a result, is now Level 2-qualified in Food Handling. 

Michael enjoys both our cookery sessions and I.T here at Headway East Northants, so combining the two together was a win-win!

Huge congratulations to Michael on this terrific achievement! 

Sponsor our very own Becky at this year's Autumn Run!

Becky Lake, our Admin & Fundraising Coordinator, will be running this year's Autumn Run at Stanwick Lakes, with her husband Wayne, on Sunday 16th September, to raise funds for us here at Headway East Northants! 

Becky will be running 5k and Wayne will be completing 10k! 

All funds the two manage to raise will be donated directly to the Irthlingborough Centre to help continue supporting, enriching and empowering the lives of our clients. 

Becky says: "I've not worked at Headway East Northants for very long, but I couldn't feel more priveleged to be part of a team of such lovely people, who really do make a difference to the lives of our clients". 

If you'd like to sponsor Becky and Wayne, please click on this link:   https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/fundraiserPage?pageId=956160