Who we are
The Headstart ABI Service has operated in the Hunter region for the past 27 years. We provide specialised support services for people with an acquired brain injury to live as independently as possible.
Brain injury is unique, complex and individual. The success of our service is a result of this long standing experience and our consumer driven approach.
We have some good ideas for what works and we know how to do Whatever it Takes to assist a person beyond the devastation of brain injury.
Each consumer with ABI has unique requirements. Our approaches are tailored to each person. Experience gives us the understanding of the issues faced by people with ABI and their families.
Our office is based in Hamilton – 49654420.
What we do
Life after sustaining a brain injury can present many challenges – changes to memory, relationships, emotions, interests, work and life in general. People may feel alone, isolated and lose contact with family and friends.
We work within a framework that provides practical, psycho-social, emotional and behavioural support to meet the complex array of issues after injury.
We fully understand the difficulties if you and your family are not provided with the right support. Our staff understand the challenges and how life can change. We know what working in partnership means and how to apply it for the long term.
Brain Injury is known as the “invisible disability” .. it is often misunderstood.
Headstart is a bridge to understanding.
“my son was violent and aggressive after his injury …he has come such a long way with the support of Headstart…you are life savers”
How we work
We reconnect people to the things that are important to them. We reconnect people to quality support and day to day strategies that work for each individual. We link people together for social and fun connections.
We support new skills, new opportunities and new friendships.
We search for innovative ways to overcome barriers that result from brain injury and design meaningful supports that fit uniquely for each person. We hope for the person to lead a positive and rewarding life, of their choice. We embrace the “Whatever It Takes” (B Willer) approach where dreaming big can lead to more choices, greater control and a more satisfying life. We build a team based on the person’s choices, needs and our approach places the person with an ABI at the centre.
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