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 woodwork from clients Steve and Sheena



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! 


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! 



Clients enjoy a day of creativity, research and "foraging" on our 'Mushroom & Fungi' theme day!





Our clients thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of the season in October, as our facilitators and volunteers created an autumnal theme day of 'Mushrooms and Fungi'. First, clients did a little research into the many different species out there, alongside some photo identification. 


Later, clients and volunteers ventured into the great Irthlingborough outdoors to 'forage'for suitable items to create "woodland houses". And of course, what else could our fabulous kitchen create for lunch that day other than Mushroom Risotto?!


It was wonderful to see everyone working together, engaged in an activity that combined forward-planning, concentration, creativity, and a bit of the great outdoors, too.



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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!