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

London Marathon Information Evening, 11th February

 

We thoroughly enjoyed hosting our annual London Marathon Information Evening on Monday 11th February, and were proud to welcome a record number of runners!

 

The informal evening, held at our Irthlingborough centre, offered the chance for runners to take a look around our centre, meet fellow participants, and of course it was great opportunity for us to meet these amazing people in person! 

 

Guest speaker this year was Andrew Walker, himself an experienced London Marathon runner, and a member of Team HEN 2019. Andrew shared his knowledge and experiences, offering hints/tips about build-up to race day, nutrition, lasting the distance, and of course, recovery.

 

Huge thanks to all who attended!

 

 

 

New Year, New You? Come and be a volunteer!

 

Want to make a positive change for 2019? Then come and be part of our amazing team of volunteers!

 

Whether you have a spare day in the week, or even just an hour or two, visit our centre and meet our fantastic people. We have so much to offer those who've survived brain injury - maybe it could be YOU who helps someone re-learn a lost skill, or take on a new one.

 

For all volunteering enquiries, please call on 01933 652311 or email our deputy manager, Jonny Tudor, on  jonny.tudor@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk