We are asking businesses in and around Salisbury if they would like to become official supporters of Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire.
These are challenging times for all small local charities – with public funds having now been fully withdrawn. As we receive no statutory funding, all our work is currently funded through fundraising activities, charitable grant applications and generous support from the business community. Without corporate support, we would not be able to continue with the work we do.
Our highly valued and successful brain injury rehabilitation services are currently under unprecedented strain with increased demand in a climate of national and local government cutbacks. As a result, the support of local and national businesses is ever more crucial than before.
We very much value the generous support which we receive from our corporate sponsors.
Why support Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire?
There are 3 excellent reasons to become one of our Community Partners:
- Brand awareness – every event staged or attended throughout the year of our partnership will publicise that partnership with your logo. We will also publicise the partnership on our website as well as online via our social media channels.
- Corporate Social Responsibility – You will be supporting a great cause which is at the heart of the local community. We will ensure this collaboration provides a platform to increase the positive community perception and credibility of your business.
- We really need your support – we need your support to ensure Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire is financially sustainable going forward to ensure we are able to continue providing our vital support and services.
Case Study – Mr R:
Mr R fell from a ladder whilst doing repairs to a roof and sustained a frontal lobe injury. Mr R spent around 6 months in hospital / rehabilitation before being discharged into the local community.
Mr R’s brain injury affected his attention, motivation, concentration, short term memory and mood.
On discharge Mr R began attending both the monthly peer support group and the twice weekly activities group. In conjunction with the community neuro-rehabilitation team the focus has been on developing Mr R’s memory and attention strategies as well as planning.
There has also been a focus on creative thinking as Mr R was unable to generate ideas when he first came to the group. He is now able to use his imagination, which helps to form associations to trigger memory and helps him when dealing with changing plans in response to environmental variations.
Being part of the group has helped with socialisation and Mrs R reports that the activities group helped Mr R to cope with interacting socially in an environment where he feels at ease.
Mrs R says that the group gives Mr R a purpose to get up, get ready and attend on time and that the motivational aspect has been tremendously important. She says: “We know he is fully supported and staff are there to talk through pressing issues and offer advice as to how we might resolve them. The groups are vital to our well-being of us both and help us to feel less isolated because of the accident.”
Our Corporate Partnership Packages document provides further details.