Headway Gippsland Inc.
Headway Gippsland Inc. is a community based support organisation for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) and the other people with a disability.
Headway Gippsland works closely with other service providers, and other relevant government bodies to provide services to persons with a disability, families and carers. Where small is better and more personable.
Headway Gippsland is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children accessing our service, including the cultural safety of aboriginal children, cultural safety of children from CALD backgrounds and the safety of children with a disability. Headway has zero tolerance for child abuse, believes the rights of the child are paramount and they should feel safe and supported accessing our service.
We have specific policies and procedures in place to support and educate our staff and volunteers and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated seriously and acted upon immediately.
Our mission is to provide exceptional services, to individuals with an A.B.I and other disabilities to participate in all aspects of community life.
Our vision is a society inclusive of all.
Our values are:
- Participants are number one
- Empower participants
- Achieve Outcomes
- Strive for Excellence
- Support our Carers
- Share our knowledge
Who do we support?
Headway Gippsland Inc. is a community-based support organisation for people aged between 5 and 64 with physical and other disabilities, but specialising in acquired brain injury (ABI) and supporting their families and carers.
Headway Gippsland offers:
Raised Garden Beds – ModBox's
Headway Gippsland has installed environmentally and sustainable raised garden beds at our office location 30 Monash Road Newborough. The produce from the garden will be used within our social support programs during skill development -cooking days. We are seeking assistance with the provisions of seedlings for the garden beds and the planting of these seedlings. If you enjoy gardening please do not hesitate to contact our office on 0351277166 if you would like to assist us with establishing the gardens.
Seedlings that can be planted during the colder months of the year include; asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflour, celery, leek, spinach, silverbeet, onions, peas and snowpeas.
Herbs: chives, curry, dill, mint, parsley, sage and thyme.
Matthew building the garden beds Finished Garden Beds
My Story Project
Headway with support from Latrobe Community Health recently ran an 8 week program for a small group of people who have an ABI.
The program ‘My Story’ enabled participants to write their own story, telling of their life pre and post brain injury, and the impact this has had on their lives.
Kerryn Vaughan the group facilitator, put together an amazing program which assisted participants to feel comfortable to share their stories. Hours of work went into each of the stories, both at the sessions and at home and the topics were often very raw and confronting.
These very personal and powerful stories have been captured in a booklet and highlights the person behind the ABI.
Please use the link below to access the My Story booklet.