Our mission at Headway East Northants is quite simply this:

To promote an understanding and awareness of brain injury.

 

To provide quality information, services and support to brain injury survivors in the community, including their families and carers. 

 

To offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgmental environment for brain injury survivors in which to socialise, relearn and regain lost skills, and be a valued and included individual. 

 

 

 

Our aims and objectives:

 To provide quality information and support for the people in our community with a brain injury, and their families/carers.

 

To ensure our that our services meet the needs of those with a brain injury, and that those specialist services are of the quality they deserve.

 

To provide a place where people with a brain injury can come to be with others who understand, and a place where they can gain support from each other without judgment or impatience.

 

To enable people with a brain injury to remain in their own homes and continue to be a part of the community in which they live.

 

To work with, and build relationships with, all our stakeholders to ensure that our services change, develop and grow in line with changing needs.

 

To increase awareness of brain injury and its consequences in our community. 

 

 

 

 

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