Brain Injury ID Cards 

 

Headway’s ‘Brain Injury I.D Cards’ continue to be a real boon, offering awareness and understanding for brain injury survivors within the community.

 

The cards are available to anyone aged 18 or over with a brain injury, and best of all, are free of charge. HRH Prince Harry has shown great support for these, too. 

 

These can be carried with you when out and about in public in shops, pubs, restaurants, public transport, etc, and presented to staff, the general public or emergency services if required, to help make others aware of your injury and its effects.

 

They’ve helped so many people avoid judgment and frustration, and have instead helped gain patience, understanding and support by raising awareness with the public. 

 

If you’re interested in applying for a Brain Injury ID Card, please speak get in touch. We can help you complete your verification and application process so that you can get your card quickly and easily.

 

For more information on the cards, you can visit  http://www.headway.org.uk/supporting-you/brain-injury-identity-card/

 

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