Our Kitchen and Cookery Sessions 

 

          

Our kitchen! 

 

Our bright, spacious and superbly-equipped kitchen offers clients the opportunity to plan, prepare and cook whatever they would like to have a go at, from simple cakes and cookies through to a full hot meal like shepherd's pie or sausage casserole. Clients are often inspired with new ideas and suggestions to try, thanks to our terrific volunteers, and our excellent range of recipe books.

 

Clients and volunteers also work together each time we have a client birthday here at the centre, to plan, bake and decorate a celebratory cake entirely from scratch. 

 

Lunches are often handmade from scratch during our cookery sessions. They are enjoyed by both staff and clients, which we find really enhances the 'family feel' we have here.

 

Cookery is very popular, and encourages clients of all abilities to work together, developing teamwork, forward planning and coordiation. Domestic skills can be re-learnt, and new ones taken on board to help build a pathway to a life of greater independence.

 

There's even the opportunity to have a go at simple online Food Safety courses (which can be done in our I.T suite). Indeed, one of our clients successfully completed and passed this course in the summer of 2018. 

 

Staff and volunteers are always on hand to support clients in our kitchen, and of course to ensure that all food hygiene, health and safety regulations are followed.

 

          

Examples of volunteer and client teamwork, creating a gorgeous batch of chocolate-chip cookies (left) and a full hot lunch (right)

Latest News

Amazing donation of £790 from East Northants Councillor, Roger Powell!

 

We are thrilled to have received an incredible donation of £790 from East Northants Councillor, Roger Powell, who has chosen to donate to us via his Empowerment Fund.

 

Councillor Powell was familiar with our work via Irthlingborough Town Council and got in touch to see how he could help. We spoke directly with our clients, asking for their input about any new purchases they could recommend to enhance our centre services. 

 

We were very excited to place an order for several brand new Meccano and Lego modelling kits, professional art supplies, historical DVD sets and even a karaoke machine at the request of our clients! 

 

We thank Councillor Powell sincerely for this wonderful donation to our centre! 

 

 

 

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