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Community Support Worker Vacancies

Tuesday, May 01, 2018



About Us: Headway Shropshire is a Registered Charity providing care, support and rehabilitation to people with acquired brain injuries within Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and the surrounding areas.

Job Summary: To provide personal care and rehab support to people with an Acquired Brain Injury; to enable 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.

Due to the increase in packages, Headway Shropshire have vacancies available, working across Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Telford & Wrekin and the surrounding areas.

Pay Scale: £8.00-£8.52 Depending on Experience (NVQ/QCF) Higher rates available with specific service users.

Sleep Nights - £7.83ph

Wake Nights - £9.69ph - £10.71ph depending on experience.

Senior Support Worker - £9.69ph

Travel Time & Mileage Paid.

Hours: 16hr-37hr contracts.

Working Patterns:

4 days on 4 days off.

5 days over 7.

Bi-weekly.

Evenings Only.

Weekends Only.

Bonuses

Mileage paid at £0.30p per mile

Travel time paid at £8.00-8.52 per hour.

Mobile phone allowance provided.

Free DBS checks.

2 week paid induction programme.

28 days holiday pro rata.

QCF training program available.

In house training provided.

A friendly and supportive working environment.

Essential

Vehicle and full driving licence.

Smart Phone.

To apply for the position of Community Support Worker, please send your CV with no work history gaps, along with a covering letter to

rm@headwayshropshire.org.uk

Spring Newsletter 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring Newsletter 2018





ABI Carers Meetings 2018

Monday, January 08, 2018






Carers Support Group

Dates for your diary 2018

 

Headway Shropshire has grown to such an extent in recent years. With this in mind the need for carers support, information and guidance is much greater. We at Headway Shropshire would like to welcome you to join our carers group which is held at Headway Shropshire on dates stated below.

The effects of Acquired Brain Injury are so wide, so unique and also often invisible that many carers, family members and friends find it difficult to get the support they need. What Carers have in common with each other is the need to share stories and know that people really listen and understand. Our carers group is to meet other people in the same situation, to value each other’s ideas and experiences, to have a break and to get practical information.

Carers Meeting Dates

6pm-7.30pm at Headway Shropshire SY3 5HJ

Wednesday 17th January

Thursday 15th February

Tuesday 13th March

Wednesday 11th April

Thursday 17th May

Tuesday 12th June

July - HOLIDAY

August – HOLIDAY

Tuesday 11th September

Wednesday 17th October

Thursday 15th November

Tuesday 11th December

 

Headway Shropshire: 01743 365565

Jamie – outreach@headwayshropshire.org.uk

BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Please help us reach our target in the

BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE


All donations made between midday Tuesday 28th November and Midday 5th December on the link below will be doubled by our pledgers and charity champion


https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/24809/





All donations will be put towards our Building project for a New Rehabilitation Centre.

Headway Shropshire Winter Fair

Monday, November 27, 2017



Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Winter Fair at Headway Shropshire.  We decided to move the annual event into November as you are all so busy in December and what a success it was.  I don't think we could of accommodated any more people in our rehabilitation centre. 

The Shrewsbury Concert band provided some beautiful music whilst everyone browsed around the stalls and enjoyed a cup of tea with some home made cake.



Every year we are overwhelmed by the generosity of you all donating raffle prizes and making hand made items for us to sell.


It was our most successful fair to date and we raised £1149.65 after expenses.

The name of the REINDEER was CARROT and the name of the ROBIN was ISSIE, both name were selected by clients in the rehabilitation centre.

We are extremely grateful to all the staff, volunteers and supporters who volunteered their time to help set up, look after the stalls and tidy up after the event.

Building Better Opportunities at Headway Shropshire

Monday, November 27, 2017



Headway Shropshire are in partnership with 21 organisations delivering Building Better Opportunities in Shropshire. This programme started in January 2017 and will run  until December 2019.

The programme is joint funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion and drive local jobs and growth. The programme is delivered in 38 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas according to local priorities. (See: www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/esf).

As part of the Shropshire Building Better Opportunities project Headway Shropshire want to help improve  the employability, motivation and confidence within the care sector of those on the programme by offering 12-week work placements within the Rehab and Reablement centre based on the Oxon business park in Shrewsbury.

The Rehab centre is open five days a week, Monday – Friday where the rehab staff support clients in various activities throughout the day including;

o    Arts and Crafts

o    Independent living skills

o    Woodwork

o    Computers

o    Gardening

o    Communication groups

o    Quizzes

o    Games

o    Physical exercise

 

During the 12 weeks, individuals in the Building Better Opportunities programme can work alongside the rehab team to support clients throughout their day at Headway Shropshire helping to increase their understanding of various disabilities and gain valuable skills and experience in;

o    Supporting people with acquired brain injuries

o    Communication

o    Offering emotional support

o    Assisting clients in activities

o    Assisting with personal care

o    Delivering person centred care

 

The work placement coordinator will support individuals on placement with their initial induction, with job searching on the internet and CV update.

Access to the internet will also be provided so that individuals can job search independently and complete E-Learning in subjects relating to Health and Social care these include:

o    Health and Safety

o    Food Hygiene

o    Infection Control

o    Risk Assessment

o    Safeguarding of Adults

o    Diversity and Equality

o    Mental Capacity Awareness

o    Confidentiality

o    Epilepsy Awareness

o    Stroke Awareness

 

Headway Shropshire hope that our work placements can benefit individuals by;

o    Increasing their confidence, empathy and respect for others

o    Giving opportunities to develop transferable skills such as team work

o    Allowing individuals to experience Health and Social care and to decide whether or not it is the right career for them

o    Providing experience needed to help people move onto vocational courses

o    Increasing job opportunities in the heath sector

o    Giving something to add to individual’s applications and references

o    Show individuals how rewarding it is supporting people.


Contact details:
Hattie (Harriet) Beardsley – BBO Work Placement Coordinator

T: 01743 365271
E:

The project has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014/2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.  For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.







Meet the people at Headway Shropshire

Monday, September 25, 2017
Please watch and share our rehabilitation Video.
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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.


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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Spring Newsletter 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017


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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.