Our Music Room and our Ukulele Group 

                  

 

Our fantastic music room is equipped with several acoustic and electric instruments (including guitars and keyboards), Marshall amplifiers, and a varied range of good-quality percussion instruments.

 

We have recently had our guitars re-strung and re-conditioned, complete with brand new leads, so they're all ready to rock!  

 

With volunteer support offering over 50 years' guitar-playing experience, clients are warmly welcomed to play, sing along and 'have a go', regardless of experience or ability. It doesn't matter whether a client has experience or has never been near an instrument - everyone's welcome to give it a try.

 

Our diverse array of music and lyric  books support clients of all abilities, with jam sessions being frequently enjoyed! 

 

           

 

Ukulele Group

 

Facilitator Freyja (herself a member of the Raund Ukulele Orchestra) offers a friendly and fun Ukulele Group each Tuesday morning here at the centre. All clients are warmly welcomed and a diverse, varied range of songs are learnt and played. Our players even played live at a fundraiser concert back in October of 2018! 

 

             

Latest News

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

 

An excellent 'Way Ahead' conference

 

We thoroughly enjoyed attending this year's 'Way Ahead' conference in early July. It was the ideal opportunity to share viewpoints and see the diverse range of services provided for those managing ABI. We also got to meet MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant, who has been working incredibly hard in parliament to improve aftercare and neuro paths for those with ABI and their loved ones. For more information, please visit 'Staff News'!

 

 

 

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