Borders brain injury charity finds a new home

After years of searching, a charity in the Borders that helps people who have been affected by brain injuries, has finally found a new home in Galashiels.

Founded seven years ago, Headway Borders offers support to those with serious brain injuries, their carers and families.

They moved to temporary premises in the town last year. Now, the new base has adapted doors and modified rooms, and is suited for anyone who may use their services.

400,000

people suffer with an acquired brain injury each year in the UK.

Headway Borders chairman, Rogan Grant, says the charity gives people who have survived brain injuries the opportunity to talk about it with others.

Mark Campbell was left with both cognitive and physical injuries after a cardiac arrest - he turned to Headway Borders for advice.

Sessions will be held at the Focus centre, where the charity is now based, on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 10am to 4pm.