Social Impact Pledge

Headway Dumfries & Galloway Association Ltd

 

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Headway Dumfries & Galloway pledges to:

Challenge ourselves to increase the positive impact we make on our local community and make better use of our assets – our buildings/grounds and our people.

In the next six months we will do at least three things that we don’t do at the moment to improve our social impact.                                                                                                        

Signed,   Owen Fielding, Business Operations Manager, July 2016.                                                                                                                                                                     

1st Commitment

Every year in Dumfries & Galloway, approximately 50 children are seriously injured or killed from sustaining a serious or traumatic brain injury.  We commit to preventing serious injury and deaths from Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in D&G by engaging children up to age 16 in a Prevention program called ‘Dare To Care’.  This initiative will be delivered in partnership with D&G Police; schools and youth groups.

  

Geographical location of impact

  • Dumfries & Galloway region

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2nd Commitment

We commit to investing in and delivering, a ‘self-management’ tool-kit to enable service users with ABI to self-manage in the community.  This initiative will encourage and support individuals with ABI to self-support in their own homes and in the community; develop social and daily-living skills; build self-efficacy, and encourage greater independence therefore minimising dependency on services and resources.   

          

Geographical location of impact

  • Dumfries & Galloway region

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3rd Commitment

We commit to donating a minimum of 12 (twelve) safety/cycle helmets every month for one year.  Equipment will be donated to families/individuals who cannot afford to buy protective equipment.  This initiative will be delivered in partnership with the Carl Freeman Memorial Fund (ex-service user), and is funded by public donations and fundraising by Carl Freeman’s family and Headway staff and volunteers.  We are committed to reducing the number of serious injuries and deaths from ABI, and increasing awareness of using helmets when cycling, on scooters, engaging in contact sports, etc.

                                                        

Geographical location of impact

  • Dumfries & Galloway region

Contact details