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 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 Activity Centre here in Irthlingborough 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 at the Activity 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

London Marathon Information Evening, 11th February

 

Now that our marathon team is full (27 runners in total!), we're really excited to host our annual London Marathon Information Evening on Monday 11th February, to which all 'Team HEN' runners are invited! 

 

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

 

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

 

7.00pm start with an anticipated finishing time of 8.30pm. All RSVP's and vest top size confirmations by Monday 21st January, please.

 

 

Fish & Chip quiz night, 26th January!

 

Our facilitator Freyja and partner Chris belong to 'A Different Direction' choir and are busy fundraising for an amazing trip to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall! 

 

To aid their funding, they've organised a Fish & Chip Quiz  night on Saturday 26th January at Saxon Hall, Raunds, with all proceeds going towards their event. You may remember the choir from the incredible performance they gave alongside the Headway musicians, 'The Custard Caterpillars' back in October!

 

Great night guaranteed - for full details, please visit our 'Events' page. 

 

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