Come and say 'howdy' at this year's USA-themed Brigstock Beer Festival!


 

We aim to have a stand again at this year's Brigstock Beer Festival! This year's has a USA-theme so drop by and say howdy to us! 

 

We'll be present on Saturday 21st September, but remember that the event will also run on the Friday too at Village Hall & Meadow, Brigstock. 

 

Headway East Northants AGM, Friday 20th September 2019 

We'll be hosting our Annual General Meeting on Friday 27th September 2019 here at our Irthlingborough centre, with a likely start time of 4.30pm. 

We hope to welcome as many of our friends and supporters as we can to the event, to talk through what we've been up to over the past financial year.

Further details will follow - RSVP deadline of Friday 20th September. 

 

Northampton Half Marathon, Sunday 29th September 2019 

 

 

Do you fancy fulfilling a personal challenge as a runner, but find the idea of 26.2 miles around London a bit on the daunting side?! Why not consider the Northampton Half Marathon in September. 

 

We've teamed up with Go Beyond Sport and you'll have the chance to participate and raise vital funds for our centre as this popular local event. 

 

Minimum pledge is £100 - for full details, and to register, please visit      http://gobeyondsport.co.uk/Northampton_Half_Marathon_2019_Run_for_Free

 

 
 
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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