BRAIN TUMOUR UK 

 

Brain Tumour UK works to conquer brain tumours through research, education and support.

 

Tower House

Latimer Park

Chesham, Bucks

HP5 1TU

 

Contact Number: 0845 4500 386

Email:  enquiries@braintumouruk.org.uk

www.braintumouruk.org.uk

 

BRAIN AND SPINE FOUNDATION 

For research, education and information. There are also several booklets available about a wide range of neurological conditions and symptoms, along with an online discussion forum. Their help line is staffed by neuroscience nurses. 

Helpline: 0808 808 1000

Contact Number: 020 7793 5900

Fax: 020 7793 5939

www.brainandspine.org.uk

 

BRAKE - THE ROAD SAFETY CHARITY

Helpline: 0845 603 8570

Contact Number: 01484 559909

Fax: 01484 559983

Email:  helpline@brake.org.uk

www.brake.org.uk

 

CHILD BRAIN INJURY TRUST

 

The Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) supports children, young people and families affected by an acquired brain injury, to enable them to achieve their potential. 

Unit 1, The Great Barn

Baynards Green Farm

Nr Bicester, Oxfordshire

OX27 7SG

 

Helpline: 0845 601 4939

Contact number: 01869 341075

Email:  info@cbit.org

www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk

 

CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE

 

Contact Number: 0870 167 1677

Young Person's Free Phone: 0808 808 1677

Email: helpline@crusebereavementcare.org.uk

www.cruse.org.uk

 

COMMUNITY BRAIN INJURY TEAM

 

A specialist service staffed by clinical psychologists, specialist occupational therapists, a head injury co-ordinator and a consultant in rehabilitation medicine.

 

Traumatic Brain Injury Service

Abbey Block

Isebrook Hospital

Irthlingborough Road

Wellingborough

NN8 1LP

Contact Number: 01536 494144

 

COMMUNITY LAW SERVICE

 

This is an independent and confidential service offering a team of highly experienced caseworkers and solicitors. They provide a comprehensive casework service and advice from beginning to conclusion, including representation at social security appeal tribunals, immigration appeals, housing repossession hearings, bankruptcy hearings and other debt related matters at the Crown and County Court.  

 

Northampton Offices: 01604 621038

Rushden Offices: 01933 313020

Wellingborough Offices: 01933 278248

http://www.communitylawservice.org.uk/

 

HEADWAY UK - THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION

 

The Charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

Free 24 hour helpline- 0808 800 2244 or email helpline@headwayuk.org.uk

 

KETTERING AND DISTRICT STROKE SUPPORT

 

The group meets every first and third Thursday of the month between 10:30am -12:30pm at:  

 

Corn Market Hall

London Road

Kettering

Northamptonshire

NN15 7QX

Contact Number: 07564 410691

Email: ketteringstroke@yahoo.co.uk

 

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

 

Contact Number: 0808 808 0000

www.macmillan.org.uk

 

NHS DIRECT

 

Providing 24-hour medical information, advice and reassurance.          

Contact Number:  0845 4647

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

 

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE SOCIAL SERVICES - ADULT CARE TEAM

 

Northamptonshire County Council provision for specialist social care and help towards community living.

 

John Dryden House

Northampton

NN4 7YD                                                                      

Contact Number:  0300 1261000 

 

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CARERS

 

A comprehensive support service to the unpaid Carers of Northamptonshire.

 

53 Whitworth Road

Northampton

NN1 4HG .                                                               

Contact Number:  01604 232500

 

RELATIVES GROUP - NORTHAMPTON

 

Providing help and information for those living and caring for someone with an Acquired Brain Injury. The group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.

 

St Andrew's Healthcare

Kemsley

Billing Road

Northampton

NN1 5DG.               

Contact Number:  01604 616767

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