Headway ADP was established in 1983 and has been providing specialist support services to people with an acquired brain injury for over 30 years. We provide individually tailored programs and group activities to support people with an acquired brain injury to live as independently as possible.
The program originally developed out of Lidcombe Head Injury Unit in response to the lack of services available for both the person with acquired brain injury and their families upon returning into the community. Successful transition into the community followed within a few years and in 1989 the purpose built Headway House was opened in Bankstown. In 1992 Headway ADP became an incorporated association.
The program structure has changed over the years from a respite based model to independent living training and then in 1998 to the community access model that we operate under today. Funding is received from ADHC (Ageing, Disability & Home Care) and SWSLHD (South West Sydney Local Health District).
Headway ADP is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act. Headway ADP also has Deductible Gift Recipient status and is a Public Benevolent Institution. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
To promote the inclusion of people with an acquired brain injury in the community
Headway ADP is recognised as a leading organisation providing innovative and specialised services to adults with an acquired brain injury.
We are committed to empowering participants to reach their full potential through an individualised and flexible approach in a caring, welcoming and professional environment.
Headway ADP provides participants with support and assistance to achieve inclusion in their chosen community. We promote the rights of people with acquired brain injury through the provision of information, education and resources.
Our experienced staff have a sound knowledge of the complexity of issues surrounding acquired brain injury. And just as each brain injury is unique, so too is the support provided by Headway ADP. We understand that life can change dramatically after a brain injury and we look forward to working in partnership with you as you navigate the changes in your life.
Your involvement with Headway ADP is entirely up to you. You can be involved in as little or as much as you choose. You choose the goals and direction. Individual plans encompass community access, daily living skills, organisation and planning, case co-ordination, leisure, recreation and social support and community education. Or you can join one or more groups or just come along to the social outings.