A Students' Feedback

We're delighted to share two samples of feedback left with us by students who spent some time with us here at our Irthlingborough centre.

 

"I don't know where to start. It's my first day away from Headway and I am already missing the place and the wonderful people that I have been working with for the last 70 days.

 

I have a lot of wonderful memories to take with me from my time on placement. The ones that I will forever cherish are my direct observation sessions with clients, and the many lunch time conversations we had. It was emotional at times but now I look back with a smile, and feel proud and honoured to have worked with these wonderful people who opened up to me and shared their experiences.

 

It would be unfair to single out one particular member of staff, as you have all contributed so much to my learning for the last 70 days. Just sitting in during all sessions was priceless. It taught me so much. The work done by the facilitators to contribute to clients' achievements is a true reflection of what people can achieve with the right support. Observing this gave me the passion to work hard at all the little things I am assigned to do. The relationship that both Stuart and Michelle have with clients, and their patience (despite being asked to go through the tasks over and over again) left me saying to myself "I wish I can be like them".  The work that Freyja does with the clients, and her passion in art, is just amazing.  

 

I have had such great support throughout my placement. The team's guidance, and the words they said just at the right time when I was feeling the pressure, kept me motivated and focused.

 

It has been a wonderful 70 days and I have truly enjoyed it. I will always be part of the Headway East Northants team as a volunteer.  

 

Please convey my warmest regards and sincere gratitude to all the clients and staff members.

 

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Mandela

 

Thank you"

 

 

"During my two days orientation, I can assure you that it was an experience that I will never forget. I have absolutely loved it, especially with the support, kindness and the outgoing nature of the staff and the clients.

 

Headway East Northants helped me develop and strengthen my social work skills and there is no doubt you have left me walking out of the front door with a greater knowledge and perception in the social care field - even though it was only two days!

I would like to convey my appreciation for the work and services you do and provide for the local community. It is a great pleasure to see people like you and your staff,  plus volunteers, establish a not-for-profit organisation to assist those who are in need, who cannot help themselves and who do not have much to own.

It is truly wonderful and inspirational to take the time and effort out of your day to simply make a difference in the lives of people in need. The clients really inspired me with their real cases and the milestones they have so far reached and achieved to be where they are today.

Local community relies on your dedication, commitment and generosity in your provision of support for families.

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to you, other staff, volunteers and the clients."

 

 

Latest News

Come to our Easter coffee morning on April 18th! 

Hard to believe it's that time of year already, but we're excited to be holding our annual Easter coffee morning on Thursday 18th April and hope that you can make it! 

 

The event will be held at our Irthlingborough centre from 10.30 until 12.30pm with plenty of hot drinks and amazing treats. 

 

Why not bring a friend or the family, pop down  and say hello to us! Our thanks to Morrisons of Rushden for their kind donation of indulgent goodies!

 

 

 

Wellingborough Golf Club chooses HEN as a charity to support over 2019!

 

 

We're delighted to announce that we've been chosen by Wellingborough Golf Club as one of two local charities the club wishes to support over 2019, the other being Wellibus! 

 

Chairperson, Sally McKeown, got in touch and invited Becky along to a fundraising bridge drive back in December, and then to the ladies' club prizegiving supper, where Becky was able to meet fellow members and chat a little more indepth about the services we provide here at Headway East Northants. 

 

The Club has lots of terrific events in the pipeline to help raise funds for us, including garden parties and a jazz afteroon in June, which we're told has ALREADY sold out! We are so grateful to the Club for selecting us to support in 2019, and look forward to working together. 

 

 

'Life After Brain Injury' conference, 20th June 2019

 

This conference, arranged by ABIF Northants, will be held at Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering and will cover working/driving after brain injury, social benefits, and bringing young people together

 

Guest speakers will include experienced professionals and survivors who will share their personal journeys. 

 

To book, please visit 'Latest News' at http://www.abifnorthants.com to download and complete a booking form which can then be emailed to  julie.mallard@oakleafcare.com