Headway Dorset


The management of Headway Dorset (including activities undertaken by Headway Dorset Care Ltd) have made the difficult decision to close down its activities with immediate effect.

Headway Dorset was an autonomous charity affiliated to the UK-wide Headway organisation. It was governed by a Board of local trustees who have decided that, in the face of increasingly difficult financial circumstances, it is not viable to continue running the charity or its trading company, Headway Dorset Care.

For more than two decades, Headway Dorset provided support, care and rehabilitation services to people in Dorset living with the effects of brain injury. Through a dedicated and passionate team of staff and volunteers, the charity has helped countless families in the local community to cope with the devastating effects of brain injury and the board would like to express its thanks to everyone who has supported the charity.


Headway UK has agreed to provide resources to enable Headway Dorset’s befriending service to continue for the immediate future while a long-term solution is sought for the provision of care and support for people in the county affected by brain injury.

To contact the Headway Befriending Service in Dorset, contact Adrian Stark on buddy@headway.org.uk.

Arrangements have been made for the continuation of support for people who previously received domiciliary care from Headway Dorset Care. This is scheduled to be undertaken by Pramacare. They can be contacted on 01202 207300 or info@pramacare.org.uk


Pramacare is a Dorset based domiciliary care charity, which provides a range of professional home care services to individuals, enabling those who live with vulnerability or isolation to enjoy their independence, lead fulfilling lives and fully contribute to society. As a Christian charity, Pramacare is committed to helping people regardless of creed, culture or age and currently has around 300 employees and volunteers helping over 1,000 people each week.

Any other individuals or families in Dorset looking for brain injury support are advised to contact the Headway UK helpline on 0808 800 2244 or helpline@headway.org.