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 all of their 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

AGM success!

 

A huge thank you to all who attended our AGM last Friday. We were delighted to host 28 guests at our Irthlingborough Centre, ranging from trustees, staff and volunteers through to clients, families, supporters and town councillors. We thoroughly enjoyed giving the opportunity to reflect on our activities over the previous year. 

 

Information packs were provided and feedback so far suggests that attendees found the meeting informative, with good take-home value. 

 

Here's to another great year ahead for Headway East Northants!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

Client Michael obtains Food Safety qualification! 

Headway East Northants client, Michael, last week successfully completed an online course in Food Safety for Catering, and as a result, is now Level 2-qualified in Food Handling. 

Michael enjoys both our cookery sessions and I.T here at Headway East Northants, so combining the two together was a win-win!

Huge congratulations to Michael on this terrific achievement!