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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

Hattie.beardsley@headwayshropshire.org.uk

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

and

A HAPPY NEW YEAR


Winter Newsletter 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


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


 

Autumn Newsletter 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Autumn Newsletter 2016

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.

Headway Shropshire Summer Fair

Tuesday, August 02, 2016
The sun came out on Thursday and our Annual Summer Fair was a great success.  It was lovely to see clients and their families as well as people from the surrounding businesses.  Feather Perfect brought along a selection of beautiful birds and lots of people enjoyed a falconry experience.  Shrewsbury Sapphires dance troupe added sparkle to the event with both their tiny tots and adults performing for us.  We are very grateful to everyone that kindly donated raffle prizes and items to sell at the fair.  It was our most successful Summer Fair and we are very grateful to everyone for their support.


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.  



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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.