People affected by brain injuries in south west London can now get better care and support during their recovery thanks to a Wimbledon-based charity.

Headway South West London has launched a new service to help patients regain their independence once they leave hospital.

It will by provide support, advice and information focused on the individual, and will be led by speech and language therapist Lauren Macready.

She said: “Many people who have had a brain injury experience physical, psychological and social difficulties which can be life-changing, not only for the person who has had the injury, but also for their family.

“Headway South West London is a unique charity in that it provides help that is bespoke and centred on the needs of the individual and carer, and recognises the importance of providing on-going support, which is vital as the effects of brain injury are often long-term."

Headway South West London also holds a monthly meeting for people with brain injuries, their family and carers. It takes place every second Tuesday of the month from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm at: Drake House in St George’s Road, Wimbledon.

For more information call Lauren Macready on 07722 861642 or email