A £250,000 Big Lottery grant is enabling a Dudley-based head injury charity to extend its vital services across the Black Country.

The cash boost will allow Headway Black Country, based in Martin Hill Street, to deliver new services to adult brain injury survivors over the next three years.

The extra provision will include new rehabilitation sessions for survivors in Walsall and a new Family Outreach service, run in partnership with Dudley Citizen’s Advice Bureau, to help families get the right support and access the services they need to manage the consequences of brain injury.

Sue Hatton, Chair of Headway Black Country stated: “We are delighted that the Big Lottery has backed our grant application to the full and recognised the unmet needs of many brain injury survivors and their carers in the Black Country.

Their needs are at the heart of Headway Black Country’s activities and this will help us to fill some of the gaps that survivors and carers often encounter.”

The charity already runs rehabilitative services in Dudley five days a week and one day a week in Wolverhampton including computer skills, social and creative art, creative expression sessions and social interaction and communication.

For more information visit headwayblackcountry.co.uk