Headway East Northants Activity Centre

 

Our superb activity centre offers a stimulating, inclusive and varied range of services, many of which are listed on our Home page.

 

As well as the fantastic activities outlined in our Home page (where you can see our rooms, including woodwork, art and art therapy, music, I.T, cookery and gardening), we also offer discussion and reminiscence sessions, engaging word puzzle sessions, our popular Peer Group, a weekly Ukelele Club and trips out and about, including weekly ten pin bowling sessions, shopping trips, nature walks, etc.

 

 

Our aim is to offer our clients the opportunity to socialise, try new things, help re-learn lost skills and integrate into the wider community, all of which we believe positively enhances personal wellbeing. Clients themselves speak of the "real family atmosphere" here at the Centre, something of which we are immensely proud.

 

 

 

Assistance and support in regaining lost skills - and learning new ones.

 

Cognitive rehabilitation.

 

Opportunities to gain support from others and share experiences.

 

Help to address emotional and social needs.

 

Participation in leisure and social activities.

 

Respite care for families and carers.

 

Support towards independence.

 

Please take a look at our fabulous activity rooms as highlighted on our 'Home' page.

 

Our service reflects our clients. 

 

We really are a person-centred service that understands the complexities of 'the hidden disability' and the problems that may arise with cognitive, memory, communication and behaviour. 

 

Each client is assessed individually, so that together, we can develop an individual learning plan for the client to support, enhance and empower their lives to the best they can be. 

 

If you'd like to take a look at the services and facilities we have on offer here at Headway East Northants, please click here:  http://headwayeastnorthants.org.uk/home/Our-Facilities

 

Do remember we always warmly welcome visits to our centre, so that you can see our facilities 'in the flesh'. To do this, please give us a call on 01933 652311 and we can arrange a suitable date and time to show you around. 

 

To contact the Activity Centre, please  click here

 


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