Headway South Lanarkshire (SL)

Headway exists to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their family and friends. A weekly group is held with various activities taking place from support groups to fun days out.
Members receive help and support in coping with life, find out what local services are available and share in the emotional rollercoaster that goes with brain injury.


Current opportunities

Headway South Lanarkshire provide information and support to individuals surviving with acquired brain injuries (ABIs), their carers and families. Contribute to the maintenance of a professional and welcoming environment of Headway South Lanarkshire. Duties: Liaise with providers who can assist Headway South Lanarkshire in recruiting members who will benefit from their Services and to raise awareness of the charity. Build relationships with potential providers/businesses to include hospitals, GP surgeries, physiotherapists, and local authorities. To comply with policies and procedures

We are looking for volunteers! This is a great opportunity to build on your skills and experience to help the work of a small charity in South Lanarkshire. Headway South Lanarkshire exists to provide support, information and referrals for people with an acquired brain injury. We aim to reduce social isolation increase access to information and referral information and empower people with an ABI to have more control over their lives. Duties include: • To arrange appropriate food and beverages in advance of the group (specifics will be provided) • Setting up and clearing away for the group • Arrange activities for the group and source materials • To distribute literature from Headway UK to members including competitions and information

Build your experience and share your skills as a Chair Person for Headway South Lanarkshire. This role is vital to help us run the work that we do to support and provide information for people with brain injury, their families and carers. Duties: The role is varied and may include the following: Planning the annual cycle of board meetings and set the agendas; chairing and facilitating the board meetings; giving directions to board policy making; monitoring that decisions taken at board meetings are implemented; representing the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions; acting as a spokesperson for the organisation where appropriate; attend monthly board meetings, participate in other tasks as they arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising; keep informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues which affect its work. The meetings will be held online and then face to face when appropriate. We will provide training so you can learn new skills and you will be able to attend regional meetings for peer support and a friendly social aspect. Meetings will be held online and face to face when appropriate. Training , learning new skills, attending regional meetings, the knowledge that you have helped to improve someone's life.

Build your experience and share your skills as a Chair Person for Headway South Lanarkshire. This role is vital to help us run the work that we do to support and provide information for people with brain injury, their families and carers. Duties: The Vice Chair will assist the Chair in planning the annual cycle of board meetings and set the agendas chairing and facilitating the board meetings when the Chair is not available, monitoring that decisions taken at board meetings are implemented representing the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions where appropriate acting as a spokesperson for the organisation where appropriate attend monthly meetings, participate in other tasks as they arise from time to time, such as interviewing new staff, helping with fundraising keep informed about the activities of the organisation and wider issues which affect its work.