Headway East Northants Activity Centre

 

If you, or someone close to you, has sustained a brain injury, Headway East Northants is right here for you. Alongside practical information, we are also on hand to help with finances and related paperwork, and also for emotional support, not only for the survivor but also for families and loved ones.

 

We understand that acquiring a brain injury can be devastating, creating a severe impact on families. 

 

We also understand that a brain injury can affect different people in different ways. We ensure that each and every person referred to us are assessed individually, so that we can provide precisely what that person will need. 

 

Our Irthlingborough centre offers a superb range of stimulating, fun and varied services, activities and outings. We pride ourselves on being a 'person-centred' service who understand the complexities of the 'hidden disability' and the problems that may arise with cognitive, memory, communication and behaviour. To find out more about the services offered at the centre please click here.

 


One of our clients with our volunteer, Dave (an experienced upholsterer),

who's sharing his skills to help create a fully-upholstered foot stool.

Latest News

Positive Blue Badge changes ahead for those with hidden disabilities

The Blue Badge scheme is currently being reviewed and plans are afoot to extend the Badge to those with less visible disabilities, such as brain injury.

 

The changes are described as the biggest being made in the scheme in almost 50 years and it's hoped that they will offer a lifeline to people with hidden disabilities who suffer from travel difficulties.

 

Changes will come into force on 30th August 2019. 

 

For full details, please visit  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/review-of-blue-badge-fraud-as-scheme-is-extended-to-those-with-hidden-disabilities

 

An excellent 'Way Ahead' conference

 

We thoroughly enjoyed attending this year's 'Way Ahead' conference in early July. It was the ideal opportunity to share viewpoints and see the diverse range of services provided for those managing ABI. We also got to meet MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant, who has been working incredibly hard in parliament to improve aftercare and neuro paths for those with ABI and their loved ones. For more information, please visit 'Staff News'!

 

 

 

Fancy a challenge? Why not try the Northampton Half Marathon for HEN?

 

If you want to fulfill a personal challenge but find the idea of the London Marathon a bit too daunting, why not consider running the Northampton Half Marathon for Headway East Northants?

 

The Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 29th September. We've teamed up with 'Go Beyond Sport' who are managing the event - it's free to register and your only commitment is to raise a minimum of £100 for us.

 

For further details, and to register, please visit  http://gobeyondsport.co.uk/Northampton_Half_Marathon_2019_Run_for_Free