In the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is the leading cause of death and disability. Headway Derby is an award winning registered charity (number 1107803) and company limited by guarantee (number 04658919) established by a group of volunteers in 1994, in response to the need to provide support for loved ones of people who’d survived a brain injury.

27 years on, own mission remains the same, to IMPROVE LIFE AFTER BRAIN INJURY!

The charity receives no statutory funding and is delighted by the support it gets from companies, donors, collection boxes and fundraising events. Combined with income from Member Days and grants from charitable trusts like Awards for All, Garfield Weston Foundation, Foundation Derbyshire and Henry Smith Charity, we were able to increase our service delivery by 60% in the last year whilst reducing our overheads by 14%.

In 2019 we were incredibly privileged to win Derby Telegraph Business Awards – Not for Profit Award, sponsored by Sellick Partnership – recruitment specialists. In 2020 we were nominated for this award again, however, due to the global pandemic the awards were postponed. In 2021 we have been nominated once more and we couldn’t be more excited as these nominations and awards are for our members and their families; for their bravery, tenacity and determination.

The charity offers a portfolio of services intentionally designed to support the ‘whole-self’, and this includes services for family and loved ones too.

THANK YOU for helping us to achieve this.

If you’d like to make a donation we have a virgin giving page:


If you’d like to know more please email lyn.palmer@headwayderby.org