Headway Gloucestershire receives £15k grant
A CHARITY helping those in Gloucestershire who have survived brain injury has just been awarded a grant of £15,000.
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has awarded the money to Headway Gloucestershire, which will help fund their work in supporting adult survivors of acquired brain injury to participate in their communities.
Headway Gloucestershire offers an enablement service, which provides a range of activities designed to promote recovery after a brain injury at its day centre on Great Western Road in Gloucester as well as providing outreach programmes.
The charity has many clients from Dursley and Stroud, which they try to help by boosting their confidence and overcome the isolation often experienced.
The centre also offers sufferers and their families recovery advice and information as well as practical advice on issues such as welfare benefits, housing, support to attend appointments and referrals to specialist services.
Service manager Alison Hendley said they were really happy to have received the grant.
"We want to support survivors as they connect with their own communities, access local opportunities and move forward with their lives," she said.
"The current financial climate means that just to keep it sustainable, let alone if we wanted to change things around, is very hard so we are really pleased with this support."
Last year, the Lloyds TSB Foundation awarded £18.4 million to 826 charities across England and Wales with £3.1 million awarded to charities that support people with disabilities.
Emma Beeston, grant manager for the foundation, said they aimed to fund charities that are making a positive impact to the most vulnerable and support lasting change.
"Headway Gloucestershire is improving social and community engagement for disadvantaged people allowing them to become more independent," she said.
Local or regional charities with an income up to £1 million and national charities with an income up to £5 million can find out more about the funding criteria and grant programmes at www.lloydstsbfoundations.org.uk
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