We're delighted to share some of the fantastic achievements our clients have made.

 

Client Michael obtains Food Safety qualification!

Our client, Michael, has successfully completed an online course in Food Safety and now has a qualification in Level 2 Food Safety in Catering.

 

Michael successfully combined both his culinary and I.T skills which has proved a win-win - he's pictured above with his certificate. 

 

A huge 'well done' to Michael, we're really proud of you! 

 

 

 

Amazing model-building from client Anthony!

Client Anthony has created some incredible models here at our centre and is pictured here with facilitator, Sue, with his latest impressive creation. Anthony dedicated a great deal of time, patience and concentration to creating this mammoth robot, which stands around 5ft in height and is composed of hundreds of parts and mechanisms.

 

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Actions involving hand-eye coordination are particularly beneficial to brain performance, so puzzles, model-making, etc, are ideal activities to those living with ABI. Well done Anthony, an awesome achievement! 

 

Beautiful results from our woodwork sessions! 

     

 

Clients Steve and Sheena enjoy our weekly woodwork sessions (which are supported by volunteer and trustee, Les Hurwood) and together, they've created some wonderful pieces. Their most recent items include a handmade wine bottle holder (as pictured here with Sheena) and a gorgeous handmade wooden train (pictured here with its creator, Steve). Brilliant work! 

 

 

Keeping the birds happy this winter with a handmade bird table! 

           

 

Talking of woodwork, client Sue and volunteer Dave worked together to create this incredible handmade bird table/feeding station, in our woodwork room! A lovely addition for anyone's garden.

 

A terrific example of what a brain injury survivor can design and create! 

 

 

 

Headway Music Group clients perform LIVE to a packed audience at fundraiser gig!

 

 

Clients Steve, Martyn, Tim, Sheena and Jodie performed live at a concert in October alongside the Raunds & Kettering Ukulele Orchestras, as well as two choirs and other musicians, raising funds for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice. With support from facilitators Freyja and Kate, the guys not only played drums, ukuleles and glockenspiels, but also sang live to a packed-out hall - a nerve-wracking prospect for anyone, let alone someone managing a brain injury.

 

We were bursting with pride, watching in the audience, and full of admiration too - clients conquered their nerves and simply took it all in their stride. Amazing stuff! 

 

 

Spook-tacular pumpkin carving this Halloween! 

 

         

 

Our clients had a terrific time creating their own pumpkin designs and bringing them to life for Halloween! There were some really creative ideas and some great forward-planning. Some even had teeth, fake blood and googly eyes! 

 

The pumpkins are currently on guard in the games room. A great activity enjoyed by all - and sincere thanks to our friends at Wellingborough's Tesco store for the donation of the pumpkins! 

 

 

 

 

Creative craft with a difference!

 

   

 

 

If you think our art activities stop at paints and collages, think again! Our clients have been enjoying creativity with gems, wax, foiling and even the art of pyrography (which is decorating wood or other materials with a wood-burning, pen-shaped craft tool).

 

 

These activities involve a range of skills, but focus on forward-planning, concentration and hand-eye coordination, all of which are skills we work together to support and develop. 

 

 

 

 

 

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!