We believe that variety, safety and inclusion are all vital factors to those with an acquired brain injury.

 

 


A great shot of our clients learning the sport of Boccia and enjoying a tournament!

 

 

Our clients' families and carers can be assured that our Centre provides a welcoming, comfortable and non-judgmental environment for their loved ones during their time here. 

 

 

 

Many visitors, and clients themselves, talk of how our centre has a "real family atmosphere" - something of which we are very proud. 

 

 

 

Our centre is 'client-led', and our activities and facilities are inspired by our clients' preferences and suggestions. We aim to cater for all tastes, interests and abilities, and will always focus on what CAN be done, rather than what can't. 

 

 

 

(Here we are cheering on England during the 2018 World Cup tournament!)

 

 

 

 

We host some terrific social events throughout the year; for example, summer barbecues, coffee mornings at Easter and Christmas, a Christmas lunch for everyone as well as other ad-hoc events. All of these combine to support socialisation, integration into the wider community, and enhance personal wellbeing. 

 

 

 

 

Please do take a look at the various facility room details. We hope they offer you a bit of an insight as to the variety of fantastic activities and services we can provide to our clients here at Headway East Northants.

 

 

 

If you'd like to come and see these rooms and facilities for yourself 'in the flesh', please don't hesitate to ask - we'd be delighted to show you around. Simply give us a call on 01933 652311, or email us at   rebecca.lake@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk.

 

 

 

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

 

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