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Season's Greetings from Headway Suffolk


On behalf of Headway Suffolk I wish everyone a Happy Christmas and safe New Year.  We are excited about 2016, which will hopefully see all our services expand to help more people at our hubs and in the community.  We hope to open a housing project somewhere in the county and more satellites in market towns.

We now have two nurses working in Ipswich Hospital, who are able to see patients and their families.  The nurses help with their discharge and ensure the rehabilitation and support continues in the community.  This is a new project funded by Irwin Mitchell and is already deemed to be very useful to patients, doctors and nurses.

Helen Fairweather, Chief Executive

Therapy Funding
We are delighted to have been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant of £383,283.

This will fund our Clinical Therapy Team for five years.


This now enables our Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist and Counsellors to support clients across Suffolk at our hubs and with home assessments.
Fornham Footsteps
Sixty people, including clients and families, raised almost £3,000 from our first sponsored walk in September.

Some braved it in fancy dress and some brought their dogs for the six mile walk, which started and finished at our Bury St Edmunds hub and took in rural Fornham villages.

Refreshments were enjoyed thanks to the generosity of three Greene King pubs.  

Next year's date is already set for Saturday 3 September.
Award Winning
The achievements of brain injury survivors were celebrated at our inaugural Awards Ball in October.

The rehabilitation of clients Phillip, Martin, Rick and Andrew were acclaimed for the recovery and progress they have made in their own personal journey.

Their stories took the interest of local media.
Hubs in Suffolk
Our mission to provide better access to our services for clients is growing with now six hubs open throughout the county.

Our neuro hubs in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds (which has been in new premises for a year) are open five days a week, Monday to Friday.

We also have satellite hubs open one day a week in Haverhill, Woodbridge, Eye and Felixstowe.

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Headline Maker
Andrew Renton's courageous walk stole the show at our Conference in September.

The Ipswich client, who sustained a brain injury while mountaineering in 1994, grabbed national media headlines, including The Times and Mirror, with his first public steps in 21 years.

It also won him the 'Outstanding Bravery' title at the Stars of Suffolk awards.
2016 Dates for Diary
Wednesday 3 February
Understanding Brain Injury Course (6 weeks), Bury
Wednesday 6 April
Understanding Brain Injury Course (6 weeks), Haverhill 

Saturday 23 April
Sponsored Cycle Ride
Ipswich
Saturday 3 September
Sponsored Walk
Bury St Edmunds
Wednesday 5 October
Headway Conference
Kesgrave
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