Headway Central Lancashire provides a non clinical information advice and assistance service to patients at the Royal Preston Hospital. Major Trauma and Neuro patients are supported from admission to discharge through the free confidential service funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
You can watch a video about our service here https://youtu.be/WPpxvMl08kU
From 13th January 2020 the Major Trauma Patient Support Service was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
We provide the following advice, information and assistance in the early stages following a major trauma injury;
- FINANCE including access to bank accounts, dealing with bill and other financial liabilities.
- WELFARE BENEFITS including the claim process for means tested benefits and disability benefits. Self Help Guides.
- LEGAL including personal injury, mental capacity, employment and criminal matters.
- SOCIAL including care and support after discharge from hospital.
- COMMUNICATION SUPPORT to liaise with different agencies.
- FAMILY information and advice relating to recovery and finances.
- EMERGENCY FUND for those in financial hardship to help with travel to hospital costs, items while in hospital and other small expenses.
- MTPSS Zoom meetings on the last Thursday of the month 5pm – 6pm http://major-trauma-patient-support-service-zoom
- If you need our help contact us on 07808 648 733 or 07557 123 493
How to donate to our charity: https://headwaycentrallancashire.org.uk/how-to-donate/