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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! 


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