Headway - www.headway.org.uk


Headway are the UK's leading brain injury charity; providing support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and careers.

However they are a relatively small charity and greatly benefit from our support and your donations.


registered no. 1025852

Key Facts

• It is estimated that across the UK there are well over 500,000 people of working age living with permanent disabilities as a result of head injury

• Each year, around 1.4 million people attend hospital A&E in the UK following head injury

• Approximately half of deaths in people under 40 are due to head injury

• Head injury accounts for about 30 per cent of traumatic deaths and a higher proportion of long-term disability

• Men are two or three times more likely to have a brain injury than women. This increases to five times more likely in the 15-29 age range

• The major causes of head injury are road traffic accidents, falls and accidents at home or at work