If you are caring for someone with a brain injury, or have a relative being treated in hospital, we understand that you'll feel as if you're on both a practical and emotional rollercoaster.

 

It can be hard even knowing where to start.

 

For example, you may need to work out financial entitlements (and then manage the related paperwork), figure out practical arrangements, deal with your loved ones' employer, and book seemingly endless medical appointments (not to mention continuing to try and run the house and manage the rest of the family, children's schooling, your own work commitments, etc).

 

It is very hard seeing a loved one go through such a tough time - you may at times feel that your relationship has changed. You might also face unexpected personality or behavioural changes the injury has brought about in your loved one. This can be a very upsetting, stressful time for everyone involved. We understand that 100%.

 

The following link will provide you with useful information to help you meet the challenges ahead and find the support you need but as always, we are just an email or call away too.

 

http://www.headway.org.uk/caring.aspx

 

Karen Betts - My Story 

 

Karen Betts has written a book about her experiences after her husband Aaron sustained a brain injury. Click here to read more. 

 

 

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Latest News

Our best Christmas coffee morning yet! 

 

Huge thanks to ALL who supported our Christmas coffee morning on Thursday 29th November - it was wonderful to welcome so many faces!

 

We all enjoyed some delicious home-baked treats, hot drinks and the prizes in our raffle were extra special too with branded bodycare sets, wine and festive hampers.

 

We have raised around £400 and are still counting! Thank you so much to all who attended and supported. 

Wilson Paterson and Tim Samples become Board Trustees!

 

 

We are delighted and proud to welcome volunteer Wilson Paterson and client Tim Samples onto the Board of Trustees! 

 

Working together to lead our weekly Peer Support Group, and both having direct experience of acquired brain injury, we feel they are excellent representatives for client, volunteer and family voices here at HEN and are very pleased to have them on board!

 

 

Headway Music Group rock the charity fundraiser!

 

An amazing night was had by all at the fundraising concert on Saturday 6th October, featuring facilitator Freyja, deputy manager Jonny, and the Headway Music Group, raising an incredible £405 EACH for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice!

 

The guys all performed  with others to raise funds for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice and the night was incredibly well-supported, with the venue packed to the rafters! 

 

Well done to all involved, particularly to Freyja and partner Chris, who worked so hard to create such a professional gig, and of course, our amazing Headway clients for conquering their nerves and performing two songs LIVE!