Headway East London - Day Service

Our Day Service, based at Headway House in Hackney, is a community which helps people make the most of their skills, abilities and interests.

Ordinarily the centre is open Monday to Friday, 10am-3pm for 48 weeks of the year, offering activities, outings and therapies, as well as professional and peer support. It also acts as a base for our other services. All members of Headway House have an assigned key worker who is responsible for their overall activity programme and personal plan.

In addition to our traditional centre-based work, we are engaging with our community via phone, postal mail, email and online groups. Where possible and necessary we're also carrying out doorstep deliveries and outdoor visits to ensure people's wellbeing and safety. 

Remotely, we run a weekly programme of Zoom groups covering: dance and yoga, art, communication, and daily Members' Social groups. In addition to this we also run ad-hoc project-based groups and activities covering writing, design, music and more.

In the centre we offer a variety of different activities including;

Art Studio

Submit to Love Studios at Headway East London is about creativity, collaboration and communication. We encourage both those with natural artistic inclinations and those with little previous experience to explore visual arts. Many have lost previous abilities so discovering a new skill is a great confidence booster and can reinforce the healing process. Read more about the studio's work on its very own website.


Food is an integral part of our day, encouraging and supporting survivors of brain injury to learn or re-learn life skills and work together. Members help run a lunch club Monday to Friday, feeding everyone at our centre. We also run online baking groups, and support members to bring in and develop their own recipes to share.

Our supper clubs 'Headway EATS' treat diners to an evening of delicious, seasonal food; cooked by, served and eaten alongside Headway East London members, families, carers and friends. The event also welcomes members to share their talents for art, music and storytelling in a comfortable environment.


There are regular music groups in Headway House, where both staff, volunteers and members play and perform together. Our musicians have performed at many events and venues including Headway supper clubs and art exhibitions, the Regional Neurological Rehab Unit in Homerton Hospital. We have also started our own SoundCloud account - showcasing the talents of our musical members.


Our members come from all over London and have lived extraordinary lives. Who Are You Now? is a writing project that captures some of these life stories. In 2018 we also released a magazine called "Matter" - made in collaboration with our membership - which was shortlisted for Stack Magazine's Launch of the Year. Members, staff and volunteers also regularly contribute to our blog - sharing their interests and experiences.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Sarah Lantsbury
Contact Position
Day Service Manager
020 7749 7790 020 7749 7790
Headway - East London
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Name of venue
Headway East London
Timber Wharf, Block B
238-240 Kingsland Road
E2 8AX

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Time / date details

Opening times/date
Headway East London office hours are Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Session Information
The Day Service runs Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm

Other Details

Cost Details
Day Service placement 1 day per week: £105.06 (excluding transport)
Who is this service for?
Survivors of brain injury
Can I refer myself?
Referral required
Referral Details

To become a member you will need to complete a Referral Form, have funding secured and have an assessment with one of the staff at the Headway House. Membership of the Day Service lasts as long as needed and as long as funding can be secured.


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