I.T and learning opportunities

 

 

Our light and comfortable I.T suite is equipped with professional-quality resources, and offers our clients the opportunity, with support if required, to spend some time refreshing their I.T skills, and learning new ones.

 

The room is supplied with desk-based PC's with Microsoft Office, iPads and we have recently introduced 'Alexa' (to great amusement on occasion!), giving all of our clients equal access to the online world, regardless of manual dexterity or coordination.

 

I.T activities are very much client-driven. Activities may range from planning, creating and ordering lists, charts or diaries, through to printing pictures for collages or scrap books, brushing up on typing skills or software, or embarking on some online research on a subject which sparks interest. Our regular I.T volunteer has a wealth of experience to offer and is very supportive to our clients wishing to carry out research, relearn lost skills, or develop new ones. 

 

Externally-recognised, online courses are also available. One particular client  combined his IT skills alongside his love of cookery, and finished and passed an online food safety course. We are currently looking at expanding this to offer an online course in 'Nutrition'.

 

There is also a colour printer,  large whiteboard, and headphones, if required. 

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