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Phil’s Triple Triumph

Phil’s Triple Triumph

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!

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Headway Shropshire’s Pop-up Bakery!

Headway Shropshire's Pop-up Bakery!

Yesterday turned out to be a very aromatic day in the Rehabilitation centre thanks to Rob Swift of Swift’s Bakery in Ludlow. It was the first of Rob’s bakery sessions designed to help our brain injury survivors to gain some useful baking experience.

Rob came armed not only with a huge tub of dough, but also with a selection of enticing Mediterranean ingredients such as fresh basil, tomatoes and cheese. In no time at all thanks to Rob’s encouragement and hands-on tuition, lumps of dough had been transformed into exotic bread roulades and rolls fit for a Michelin-starred restaurant! Then after a short but tantalising wait as the dough proved itself, into the ovens it went. After 20 agonising minutes, as the aroma of freshly-baked bread wafted throughout the Rehab Centre, it was time for the final reveal. Considering this session was the first of its kind at Headway Shropshire, the results were pretty spectacular as you can see from the photos.

A great time was had by all, and it proved to be a very successful morning, not least because the seven eager participants got to eat the results of their work!

Our thanks to Rob for making this happen.

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We Need Volunteers Right Now!

We Need Volunteers Right Now!

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