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Headway Shropshire Car Boot Sale

Monday, March 21, 2016

Headway Shropshire will be holding a car boot sale on Sunday 3rd April 2016 on the car park outside our rehabilitation centre at Oxon Business Park. Spaces can be booked for £5 each by telephoning 01743 365271.  Sellers can set up from 12 and buyers are welcome from 1pm to 4pm.  There will be a refreshment van on site. We look forward to seeing you all.

Community Support Workers

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

 

 

Community Support Workers required due to expansion
Car Owner / Driver essential
Various hours available
Working throughout Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin
Experience not nececessary as full training given
Please see job description via link below

Community Support Workers Full Job Description

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to
rm@headwayshropshire.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Headway Shropshire Collecting Shropshire Star Cash for your Community Tokens

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Headway Shropshire are one of the selected charities collecting Shropshire Star Cash for your Community Tokens.  We would appreciate any tokens collected on our behalf. Tokens will be printed in the Shropshire Star between March 3rd and April 9th.  We have several shops which have kindly agreed to have our collection tins for the tokens.  Please post to our centre on Oxon business park or to drop off at one of the collection points listed below:   

 

 

 

Mount Pleasant Doctors at Severn Fields Medical Practice

 

Robsons Store Sundorne Road

 

Matalan Shrewsbury

 

Co-op Radbrook Green

 

Co-op Copthorne

 

Claremont News

 

Premier Grafton Mews

 

 

Spar Baschurch

 

Londis Worthen

 

Wickes Shrewsbury

 

Pontesbury Library 

 

 

Thank you for your support and we will update you on our success.

http://www.headwayshropshire.org.uk/news

Just Giving

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

JUST GIVING!

We are now up and running with our very own Just Giving page.

If you are donating or fundraising for Headway Shropshire, you can now do it all in one place.

Simply follow the link below by clicking on the highlighted text below.

Just Giving - Headway Shropshire.

Phil's Triple Triumph

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Phil Mitchell, a client in our Rehabilitation Centre, has obtained not one but three certificates in these computing subjects: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Digital Literacy and Alison I.T. Computer Training.

Commenting on the result of no less than three years of hard work and persistence, Phil says:

“Just because you have a brain injury doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Headway gives you the confidence to try your hardest. If you are prepared to do something, you might get frustrated sometimes, but when that happens, you have the people at Headway to help you through it, so it’s not like you are alone in a dark room. It took me three years. At first, I didn’t think I could do it, but it just shows what you can do if you put your mind to it. These certificates are the proof of that.”

Congratulations Phil!
Phil and his Computing Certificates

Crafty Invention Revealed!

Monday, April 20, 2015
Geoff Hammond, a client in the Rehabilitation Centre at Headway Shropshire, has been working away on something very special in the woodwork room. It was all a bit hush-hush, with everything strictly on a need-to-know basis – until last week, that is, when Geoff revealed his marvellous creation to the world.



The photo shows Geoff next to the Wheelchair Accessible Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, Mark I.  (I think we should call it the W.A.S.P Mark I)

The vertical bars are spaced to prevent access by those pesky squirrels, but allow access to birds of various species. The flat table area surrounding the feeder is designed to allow table-feeding birds to pick up the scraps, whereas the vertical caged feeder is designed for tits and other birds that prefer not to land.

The really ingenious part is the lift-out feeder. Because it is simply slotted in, and because the whole assembly is built at an appropriate height, Geoff can lift out the feeder whilst seated in his wheelchair, for easy refilling. 

Brilliant! 

We Need Volunteers Right Now!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Headway Shropshire Rehab Centre offers activities for people with an Acquired Brain Injury and it’s these activities that make a real difference to the quality of rehabilitation that we can offer. Volunteers play a vital role in helping us to provide the activities that our clients need, whether it’s artwork, games, reading or simply engaging in conversation. 

Volunteering at Headway is fulfilling, rewarding and fun – you get to see the results of your work in the faces of the people you are helping.  
We need more volunteers right now. Can you help?

We are looking for volunteers who:

- Are aged at least 18 because of the complex needs of our clients  
- Can make a regular commitment to work in the Rehabilitation Centre between 10am and 3pm, on the same day each week, for at least three months  
- Can work as part of a team  
- Are sociable and positive  
- Will respect disabled people’s identity, individuality and confidentiality  
- Will abide by our policies and procedures  



We can offer you:

- A unique and fulfilling volunteering experience  
  • - The opportunity to learn about Acquired Brain Injury  
  • - A friendly, welcoming and fun environment  
  • - Travel expenses up to £15.00 per week  

 

To safeguard our clients, all volunteers are interviewed, complete an application form and provide two character references. If you would like to volunteer at Headway Shropshire please phone on 01743 365271(Monday-Friday 9.00am-4.30pm) or email: volunteers@headwayshropshire.org.uk 


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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.