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Improving life after brain injury

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Meet the people at Headway Shropshire

Monday, September 25, 2017
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Meet our amazing clients, volunteers and support workers in our rehabilitation centre.

Our clients enjoy socialising in our centre and trying different activities These acitivities not only provide a great deal of enjoyment but they also provide the opportunity for our clients to work on life skills they are relearning.

The Headway Shropshire rehabilitation centre is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.00pm.


If you know somone who could benefit from our services
please call 01743 365271.


Dates for your Diary

Monday, September 25, 2017


A few dates to put in your diary..


13th October 2017
Stall at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 9.00am to 2.00pm

16th October 2017
Stall at Princess Royal Hospital 9.30am to 4.30pm

20th October 2017
Charity Christmas Card Shop at St Marys Church Opens Today

25th October 2017
Carers Support Group 6pm to 7.30pm

10th November 2017
Stall at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 9.00am to 2.00pm

18th November 2017
Winter Fair at Rehabilitation Centre 10am to Midday

20th November 2017
Stall at Princess Royal Hospital 9.30am to 4.30pm

23rd November 2017
Carers Support Group 6pm to 7.30pm

2nd December 2017
Charity Christmas Card Shop at St Marys Church Closes Today

6th December 2017
Carers Support Group 6pm to 7.30pm

18th December 2017
Stall at Princess Royal Hospital 9.30am to 4.30pm

Rehabilitation Centre closes for Christmas Period
22nd December 2017 at 4pm until 2nd January 2017 at 9.30am

Don't forget to check back regularly for updates!


Headway Shropshire Autumn Newsletter 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Autumn Newsletter 2017



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Festival Week at Headway Shropshire

Friday, August 11, 2017


Our staff in the Rehabilitation Centre have spent the last week planning and creating a Summer Festival in the centre.  Many of our clients were unfortunately unable to attend our Summer Fair which took place in the evening, so we bought the festival to the clients.


Everyday there were different activities for the clients to get involved with including a Daily Raffle with prizes donated by our supporters.  There was also a Name the Dog and Guess the Number of Sweets in the jar completion running all week. 

Clients enjoyed getting dressed up with our Photo Booth Props as you can see from the photo below.



Sarah MacBeth our Rehabilition Centre Manager was really pleased with how the event went "It was lovely to see everyone getting involved and we had lots of fun".

Support staff were adding a touch of sparkle all week by offering Glitter Art and
Temporary Tattoos.  We had lots of handmade and donated items on a stall for clients to buy throughout the week and it was a lovely way to raise some money for the Rehabilitation Centre.

Summer Fair 2017

Tuesday, August 01, 2017


Thank you to everyone that showed their support and joined us for the evening at Headway Shropshire Summer Fair.  Despite the tremendous downpour half way through the evening, everyone moved inside and it was our most successful fair to date.  It was lovely to see the families of both Clients, staff and volunteers browsing around the stalls.

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors very kindly donated a beautiful Koala for our Guess the Name Competition.  The name of the Koala was MILLY and was won by Darren in our Rehabilitation Centre.



Headway Shropshire is very grateful to all the businesses and individuals who donated all our amazing raffle prizes. We had some very happy prize winners.
These events would not be possible with out all the volunteers that helped out on the evening.  A huge thank you to the local companies that helped run stalls including Lanyon Bowdler, Shrewsbury Job Centre and Janet Redlar Travel & Tourism.

Headway Shropshire Summer Newsletter 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017





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Hats For Headway 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Hats for Headway Day

Hats for Headway Day takes place during Action for Brain Injury Week on Friday 12th May 2017 and is a simple, fun, and easy way to raise money for brain injury survivors around the UK.

All you have to do to get involved is wear a wacky hat, donate £1 to Headway Shropshire and post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HatsForHeadway


Text HFHW17 £1 to 70070 to make your Hats For Headway donation to Headway Shropshire.


Spring Newsletter 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017


Spring Newsletter 2017



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Survive the Wild 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017


Join the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE in aid of Headway Shropshire!

Survive for 24 hours in the wild in a new challenge made to excite and push you to become stronger, daring and push you out of your comfort zone!

Trek in the Peak District, jump into rivers and try activities you never have before.
Become a Bear Grylls of your own in the one adventure you cannot miss.

Set in the Peak District in some of the toughest terrain the UK has to offer, the challenge will start at 10am on Saturday 13 May and finish at 4pm on Sunday 14 May.

An event ideal for individuals who want to push themselves and teams who want to be stronger, work together and learn to help others to achieve the ultimate goal.

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Where: Dark Peak, Peak District
When: 13th-14th of May (Saturday and Sunday)
Pledges: You must commit to fundraise a minimum of £300 as an individual or £3000 as a team (of maximum 10 people).
How much: £30 per person for individuals, £300 per team

…and now for the fun part…

What will I be doing?

  • Grade 1 to 2 rock scrambling
  • Abseil 150ft into a quarry
  • Cliff Jump into water from 30ft
  • Navigate tunnels and cave systems
  • Ghyl scrambling
  • Waterfall descent
  • Wild camping
  • Outdoor Cooking – Food from the land
  • Trekking

This first Survive the Wild challenge is being offered jointly by three local Headway charities – Headway Shropshire, Headway Birmingham & Solihull and Headway Worcestershire. By taking part, you will be helping your local group raise both awareness for the vital work we do and much-needed funds towards our specialist brain injury services.

Reserve your place today to avoid disappointment!


Quick FAQs

What’s included in the cost of the challenge?

  • Full safety team
  • Transport throughout the Challenge
  • Parking at Dark Peak in the Peak District
  • Group first aid
  • All meals
  • Challenge finishers T-shirt and medal

What isn’t included?

  • Snacks
  • Personal insurance
  • Transport to Dark Peak

Will I need any equipment?
A full kit list will be sent out once teams/individuals have registered. Sleeping bags, rucksacks and camping mats are required. All safety equipment including helmets, harnesses and wet suits are provided.

I have to drop out of the challenge/I have not fund-raised the pledged amount.
If you have to drop out or have not raised the pledged amount before the day of the event you will be require to complete a payment that covers the expenses the charity has paid for your spot.

Why do I have to pledge to fund-raise?
One place costs us approximately £130 per participant, making the rest of the pledge pure donations for our local charity. The money you fund-raise will not only help us in our mission to improve life after brain injury, but it can also help you get better quality food, sleep or other perks during your challenge. The highest fundraiser or group will benefit of these perks, so it’s in your own interest to increase your fundraising efforts!

Can I not pay the entire cost of the ticket?
Unfortunately running charitable activities means that we need further funding to ensure the people affected by brain injury receive the services we provide. Your fundraising is what will help us achieve our charitable goals and we cannot accept just the full cost of the ticket.

What happens if I do not fund-raise the pledged amount?
You will be given fundraising support from our Headway all the way through, to ensure that doesn’t happen. If for some reason the target is not achieved, we will be in touch with you. We reserve the right to offer your space to another participant.

How will I pay?
Your initial payment of £30 will be via bank transfer or via cheque. The details can be found on the Registration form.




Headway Shropshire Job Vacancies

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Name of Post:                       Community Care/Support Worker

 

Office Base:        Headway Shropshire, Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5HJ.

                                   

                                    (Working throughout the Shropshire &Telford area)

 

Salary:                         £7.50 per hour unqualified

                                    £8.34 per hour – Level 2 QCF/NVQ Health and Social Care (Adults)

                                    £8.50 per hour – Level 3 QCF/NVQ Health and Social Care (Adults)

 

Hours of work:         Full Time and Part Time positions available.

Monday-Sunday inclusive.

Flexible: Additional hours may be required.

 

Annual Leave:         28 days pro rata

 

Accountable to:        Registered Manager

 

Revision of Job        The Job Description can be reviewed following consultation between the post‑holder and the Registered Manager           

 

Job Summary:          MUST be car owner/driver

 

To provide care and support to people with an Acquired Brain Injury, thereby enabling them to live within their own communities and to empower them to live as independently as possible.

                                    You will become part of the highly regarded ABICS (Acquired Brain Injury Care and Support) Team, which prides itself in providing a first class, personalised service for our clients.

 

Additional Information:

                                   

Excellent Annual Leave allowance

30p per mile. We pay mileage and travel time between clients.


 

Main Duties

 

            To carry out individual programmes with clients based on clients’ needs and strengths.

 

            To attend to clients’ personal care needs as they arise.

           

            To assist with keeping clients homes clean.

 

            To maintain individual client records.

 

            To assist clients with daily living skills (cooking, cleaning, shopping, budgeting).

 

            To assist clients with mobility and exercise.

 

            To initiate activities with individual clients.

 

            To plan activities and provide structure and choices with clients

 

            To keep the ABICS Registered Manager and Chief Executive fully informed of any issues arising for clients.

 

            To offer emotional support to clients.

 

            To identify risk and risk assess situations.

           

            To liaise with other organisations and agencies when necessary.

 

Additional Duties

 

 

            To contribute to review meetings about clients.

 

            Any other duties as reasonably required by the organisation.

 

            Undertake training as deemed necessary by the Chief Executive.

 

 

To apply please send your C.V. and covering letter to Kerry Lord at

 

Headway Shropshire

Holsworth Park,

Oxon Business Park,

Shrewsbury.

SY3 5HJ

 

Or email

 

rm@headwayshropshire.org.uk.

 

 

Person Specification

 

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications:

  •   Car owner/driver
  •  

 - First Aid qualification or willing to work towards NVQ II or III in Health & Social Care

 

 

 

Experience:

  • - Must be able to assist clients with personal care and mobility if required (including clients who use wheelchairs)

 

 

  • - Working with people with disabilities in either a professional or voluntary capacity.

 

 

 

 

Skills:

  • - Ability to communicate in a professional capacity and retain confidential information.

 

  •  - Ability to complete forms and reports.

 

 

 

Personal Qualities:

- Able to take initiative and to organise and motivate individuals.
  • - Able to work unsupervised.
  • Patient.
  • - Must be able to organise others and themselves, especially with daily living skills (to enable clients to cook, wash, budget etc.)
    • - Common Sense

 

  •   - Out‑going personality.
  •   - Good social skills.
  •   - Sense of humour.
  •   - Good listener.
  •   - Competent literacy.
  •   - Caring nature.

 

 

Essential criteria will need to be evidenced before offer of employment.

 

Due to the nature of the work being with vulnerable adults any person appointed will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Scheme enhanced check.


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Headway Shropshire

Holsworth Park

Oxon Business park

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

United Kingdom

SY3 5HJ

Tel:   01743 365565

Fax:  01743 365563

Email: admin@headwayshropshire.org.uk

Headway Shropshire is a Registered Charity (No. 1100376) and is a Company Limited by Guarantee

(No. 4884834) registered in England.