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

An INCREDIBLE London Marathon 2019!

Team HEN were nothing short of phenomenal in this year's Virgin London Marathon! 

 

Each and every runner did an amazing job for us, battling on through shin splints, aches, pains and even lost toenails (OW!) to finish those 26.2 miles for us. We were bowled over by the efforts everyone went to, not only with the intensity of the physical training, but also their creative and imaginative ideas for fundraising, all on top of juggling work and family commitments. Each of them needs a superhero cape! 

 

So far we have raised over £45,000 and we're still counting! It's just amazing, and we will be able to continue enriching and supporting the lives of those managing ABI with this superb amount of money raised.

 

We will shortly be posting some great photos from this special event so watch this space! If you're interested in running for us next year - get in touch! 

 

Hats for Headway, Friday 24th May!

 

Next Friday 24th May is the national 'Hats for Headway' fundraising day, so if you are interested in helping raise a few pennies for our centre and spread awareness of our charity, why not encourage your friends and family to take part?!

 

Go as wild and wacky as you like - you could even design your own head gear, a la Philip Treacy!

 

If you take part - make sure you send us some photos! 

 

Thank you so much!  

 

 

'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