It was great to meet with Michelle Keenan and Lorraine Allan from Edinburgh Headway Group last week, ahead of the Group’s move into new premises in the constituency.
Edinburgh Headway Group does amazing work supporting those with acquired brain injuries as well as their families and carers. Acquired brain injuries comprise a particular challenge in terms of care, and presents a range of psychological and physical difficulties. While physical disabilities may be adapted to by varying degrees, the psychological effects of acquired brain injuries is much harder to manage. The impact on those caring for those with acquired brain injuries can be profound.
That is why the work of organisation like Edinburgh Headway Group is so important. The group provides life changing support in the form of rehabilitation activities and regular outings, and also provide Carer Support programs such as social, information and peer support events.
I am delighted to welcome an organisation like Edinburgh Headway Group to the constituency, and look forward to working with them closely in the future.