Headway UK Nurse-Led Helpline


You can always come to us here at Headway East Northants , whatever your query.


However, to enhance the support we can offer, the national Headway UK charity also provides a fully confidential helpline, available to anyone who may have a question or query regarding brain injury.


Do however bear in mind that this helpline is run by the national 'Headway UK' charity, and not us here at Headway East Northants. 


The helpline, operated by both trained nurses and non-clinical staff, is available from 9.00am until 5.00pm, Mondays to Fridays. While the helpline cannot offer medical or legal advice, medical diagnoses or personal recommendations, it can provide further information and support.


If the helpline is of interest, the number is 0808 800 2244, or you can email on  helpline@headway.org.uk


Further details about the helpline can be found by clicking this link:  https://www.headway.org.uk/supporting-you/helpline/


Latest News

Positive Blue Badge changes ahead for those with hidden disabilities

The Blue Badge scheme is currently being reviewed and plans are afoot to extend the Badge to those with less visible disabilities, such as brain injury.


The changes are described as the biggest being made in the scheme in almost 50 years and it's hoped that they will offer a lifeline to people with hidden disabilities who suffer from travel difficulties.


Changes will come into force on 30th August 2019. 


For full details, please visit  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/review-of-blue-badge-fraud-as-scheme-is-extended-to-those-with-hidden-disabilities


An excellent 'Way Ahead' conference


We thoroughly enjoyed attending this year's 'Way Ahead' conference in early July. It was the ideal opportunity to share viewpoints and see the diverse range of services provided for those managing ABI. We also got to meet MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant, who has been working incredibly hard in parliament to improve aftercare and neuro paths for those with ABI and their loved ones. For more information, please visit 'Staff News'!




Fancy a challenge? Why not try the Northampton Half Marathon for HEN?


If you want to fulfill a personal challenge but find the idea of the London Marathon a bit too daunting, why not consider running the Northampton Half Marathon for Headway East Northants?


The Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 29th September. We've teamed up with 'Go Beyond Sport' who are managing the event - it's free to register and your only commitment is to raise a minimum of £100 for us.


For further details, and to register, please visit  http://gobeyondsport.co.uk/Northampton_Half_Marathon_2019_Run_for_Free