Dr Keith Jenkins - Chair

Keith is committed to providing the best services and support

 

Keith Jenkins is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the National Brain Injury Centre, St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton. He is responsible for providing neuropsychology to a long-stay ward for adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) and to a 35-bed service, which provides community reintegration for adults with ABI. Keith also facilitates a monthly Relatives Support Group at the National Brain Injury Centre, which is used by relatives from across the county.

 

After qualifying in 1991, Keith built up a wealth of experience in ABI; developing neuropsychological rehabilitation services within the NHS at Lewisham and Sevenoaks, and also working for The Priory Group within their brain injury rehabilitation services. Keith has also served as Chairman for Headway South East London, North West Kent and Headway London Region. He has been the Chair of Headway East Northants since November 2011.

 

Keith is also involved with the Northamptonshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum and the ROCK Club – an innovative approach to improving social opportunities for people with ABI in Northamptonshire. In 2011 he won the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Award at the Laing & Buisson Independent Specialist Healthcare Awards for his work with The ROCK Club, and was also recognised for this work in the 2012 St Andrew’s Healthcare Research and Innovation Awards.

 

He is committed to providing the very best services and support for people with an acquired brain injury through the work of Headway East Northants, and in collaboration with a great team of staff, volunteers and fellow Trustees.

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

 

FREE cinema tickets for companions of ABI survivors!

 

It's great to hear that brain injury survivors may be entitled to free cinema tickets for their companion, if they qualify for a CEA card - a national scheme developed by UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

The card entitles the ABI survivor to ONE free ticket for a friend/loved one/carer to join them at the cinema to provide required support. Participating local cinemas include Kettering's Odeon, Corby's Savoy and Northampton's Vue and Cineworld!

To be granted a CEA card, a person needs to be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independent Payment (PIP), Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) or hold Sight Impaired Registration.

You can apply online for your CEA card by visiting  www.ceacard.co.uk - you'll need proof of eligibility, a photo, and payment of £6.

 

 

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