A CHARITY that supports people with brain injuries has been praised as ‘outstanding’ in a report by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

Headway Worcestershire, in Gregory’s Mill Street, works mostly with people who have an acquired brain injury and supports people in their own homes.

The charity received an ‘outstanding’ rating following its inspection for its care service earlier this year.

The report praised the charity saying: “Staff were highly skilled, motivated and knowledgeable in the care and support required for people with an acquired brain injury.

“They provided flexible care and support in line with a person’s needs and wishes. The staff team was consistent and people achieved positive outcomes which exceeded expectations.”

Tracie Finnegan, deputy director at Headway Worcestershire said: “The inspector spoke to the people who use our services as well as staff, relatives and other care professionals.

"It is brilliant to get such positive feedback. We employ some very dedicated people who will always go the extra mile for our clients.”

Kathryn Davis, chief executive added: “Our specialism is acquired brain injury, Worcestershire-wide and our aim is to help people achieve their goals and enjoy a quality of life consistent with their desires and interests. We are so proud of everyone for their hard work and dedication to the charity, it has been a real team effort.”

Headway Worcestershire, who provides services to around 300 people every year, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary later this year.

The charity offers a range of services including outreach, day opportunities programmes, counselling and self-help groups and supports families and carers affected by brain injury.

The inspection took place on February 13 and 25, this year.


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