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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.


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.

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.


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.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry8U1Qz9c5M





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.




Mince Pie Morning

Monday, November 21, 2016



Please show your Support for

HEADWAY SHROPSHIRE

and organise a

MINCE PIE MORNING

3rd to 10th December 2016


The event can be held in your home with family and friends or at work with your colleagues.

Are you a member of a local group and can organise a Mince Pie Morning in your community.

Please contact Jo on 01743 365271 or email jo@headwayshropshire.org.uk
for posters for your event or for more information.

All money raised will be used locally in our Headway Shropshire
Rehabiliation Centre for clients with an Aquired Brain Injury

Headway Shropshire Calendar 2017

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Headway Shropshire have produced their first Calendar ready for 2017.  Each page features an amazing recipe for you to cook each month.  There is something for everyone from a warm Pumpkin Soup to Stuffed Chicken Breast or Lamb Kofte followed by Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding. 

Calendars can be purchased direct from our Headway Shropshire Office in Shrewsbury for just £5.  All money will be used to provide activities for our clients in our Rehabilitation Centre. 

You can also find the calendar in the Charity Christmas Card Shop at St Mary's Church in Shrewsbury, which opens on Friday 21st October until the start of December, the shop is open 10.15am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.  The shop will also stock a great range of Headway Shropshire Christmas Cards.  Our team will be volunteering on Monday afternoons so why not pop in and say hello.

University of Birmingham Research Project - Partner with a Brain Injury

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

LIVING WITH A PARTNER WITH A
BRAIN INJURY?

 

We are looking for people to take part in a research project about relationships following brain injury.

 


What is the research about?

How wives/husbands/partners of someone with a brain injury feel about their relationship following the injury, and how this has an impact on how they understand and manage difficult situations that may arise with their spouse/partner.

 

What will you have to do?

  • Meet with the researcher (myself) for between 45 and 75 minutes
  • Meet at a time and date suitable to you
  • Meet at a convenient and private location, such as your home or a local support/carer organisation  
  • Complete a questionnaire and answer some questions

 

Am I eligible to take part?

You can take part in this research if you answer ‘yes’ to all of the following questions:

  • Does your wife/husband/partner have a brain injury (including traumatic brain injury (head injury), stroke (including haemorrhagic strokes), brain tumours, brain infections (e.g. encephalitis) and anoxic brain injury (i.e. brain has been starved of oxygen such as by drowning))
  • Did you live together before the brain injury?
  • Are you still living together?
  • Were you in a relationship for at least 5 years prior to the brain injury?
  • Did your wife’s/husband’s/partner’s brain injury happen at least 9 months ago?
  • Did your wife’s/husband’s/partner’s brain injury happen less than 10 years ago?

 

I am interested, what do I do next?

Please contact Hayley by email: hsk478@bham.ac.uk or telephone:

07809 111 567 (message may be left on answerphone). Please provide your:

  • Telephone number
  • Email or postal address

Further information about the project will be sent after receiving your request.

 

With many thanks,

Hayley Keeble, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Birmingham

Supervised by Gerry Riley, University of Birmingham

                                                                                  
School of Psychology

Frankland Building

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston, B15 2TT

         Tel: 07809111567

Email: HSK478@bham.ac.uk


 

Birmingham University Brain Injury Research Project

Tuesday, August 23, 2016



Headway Shropshire has been approached by Birmingham University to ask if we could make you aware of a research project that they are presently undertaking.

 

They are developing a questionnaire about the spouse’s/partner’s experience of what happens to relationships after brain injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumour). The purpose of taking part and completing the questionnaire, is that it can be used to study more effectively what happens to relationships after brain injury.

 

We have agreed to help the university by making those of you who fit the criteria aware of this research, thereby allowing you the opportunity to take part in it, if you wish.

 

To be able to take part you need to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:

 

·         Are you a husband, wife or partner of someone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury in the last 10 years?

·         Did your husband, wife or partner have a stay in hospital for at least a week because of the brain injury?

·         Did you live with your husband, wife or partner for at least 1 year before their injury?

·         Are you still living with your husband, wife or partner?

·         Are you at least 18 years of age?

·         Are you able to fill in a questionnaires written in English?

 

If you fit the criteria and would like to take part in the survey or would like more information about the research, then please contact:

 

Natasha Yasmin at NXY428@student.bham.ac.uk Or Gerry Riley at g.a.riley@bham.ac.uk

who are conducting the research.

 

Natasha will also be attending the next carers group meeting on the 15th September 2016 6.00pm – 7.30pm to talk and explain more about the research. Any carer is welcomed to attend this meeting. If you are interested in coming please let Jamie Jordon-Bailey know by telephoning 01743 365565 or emailing outreach@headwayshropshire.org.uk.

Interserve Garden Day

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Headway Shropshire would like to thank the volunteers from Interserve Telford that helped to complete our garden ready for our Summer Fair.  The whole team worked really hard to paint the fences, flower beds, bird feeder and sun dial. Due to the recent weather being perfect for weeds our newly planted vegetable and herb beds needed some care and attention.  The bank adjacent to the path has now been laid with new turf and some climbers have been planted at the top which will cover the wire fence over time.  Our clients were also treated to a wonderful selection of sandwich and cakes which was kindly provided by the team.  


Headway Shropshire Volunteers

Monday, June 06, 2016

At headway Shropshire we are very fortunate to have some amazing volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to our charity every week throughout the year.  This week is Volunteers Week 1-12 June and as a thank you we have taken our volunteers out to lunch this afternoon.


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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.