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Improving life after brain injury

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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

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.


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,




Or email





Person Specification






  •   Car owner/driver

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





  • - 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.






  • - 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.

Building Better Opportunities at Headway Shropshire

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Headway Shropshire is taking part in a Building Better Opportunities Work Placement Project which is being joint funded by The Big Lottery and The European Social Fund.

The project is available for people who are unemployed or economically inactive and the aim is to improve Participants employability within the care sector by completing a 12 week work placement, Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 3.30pm (flexibility available) within our Rehabilitation and Reablement Centre. Participants will have an opportunity to:

          1. ·    Learn new skills
·    Gain experience and knowledge
·    Build on their confidence

·    As well as undertaking training related to Health and Social care.

During the 12 weeks Participants will work alongside our experienced and qualified support staff as well as having a dedicated mentor overseeing the project. Participants will learn valuable skills and experience within the care sector by:

  • ·  Completing all necessary paperwork
  • ·  Completing E-Learning in 10 different subjects
  • ·  Delivering Person Centered Care
·  Supporting Clients in activities within the Rehab Centre
·  Delivering Personal Care

The project started on the 18th of January 2017 and will carry on taking five participants for 12 week placements throughout the next couple of years.

For more information or to take part in the project please contact:

Harriet Beardsley


01743 365271

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.

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2016

Everyone at Headway shropshire would like to wish you a



Winter Newsletter 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mince Pie Morning

Monday, November 21, 2016

Please show your Support for


and organise a


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

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Headway Shropshire

Holsworth Park

Oxon Business park



United Kingdom


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.