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Summer Fair

Summer Fair

Summer Fair Lovely to see so many of you at our Summer Fair. We raised £763. Thank you to everyone who helped out at the event.  It would not be possible without your support.
Big Give Challenge 2018

Big Give Challenge 2018

Big Give Challenge 2018 BIG GIVE CHALLEGE IS NOW LIVE One Donation … Twice the Impact Please support our Big Give Challenge All donations made to Headway Shropshire through the Big Give website between midday on Tuesday 27th November and midday on Tuesday 4th December will be doubled Please click on Link Below https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/30376
One of Life’s Goal Scorers – Carl’s Story

One of Life’s Goal Scorers – Carl’s Story

One of Life’s Goal Scorers – Carl’s Story If you think that Acquired Brain Injury is all bad news, you’ll be moved and inspired by this uplifting story from one of Headway Shropshire’s Rehabilitation Centre clients…Carl leads a very active life. He’s always been that way and he probably always will be. It’s in his […]
Win a Scooter!

Win a Scooter!

We have some exciting news! Severnside Lions Scooter Club have decided to support Headway Shropshire this year by making us their charity for this year. Here’s what they had to say…… “Just a few words about the charity we are supporting this year. Headway Shropshire have a dedicated facility at Oxon for supporting people with […]
Headway Shropshire Christmas Fair 2015

Headway Shropshire Christmas Fair 2015

Headway Shropshire Christmas Fair 2015 Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at the Headway Shropshire Christmas Fair at the weekend. We are very grateful to everyone who braved the weather to join us for our annual festive celebrations. Jean and Louisa lead us with the Christmas Carols whilst we all enjoyed festive […]
Crafty Invention Revealed!

Crafty Invention Revealed!

Crafty Invention Revealed! 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.
Summer Newsletter 2019

Summer Newsletter 2019

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SPRING NEWSLETTER 2019

SPRING NEWSLETTER 2019

SPRING NEWSLETTER 2019 Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also […]
Trustees Required

Trustees Required

Trustees Required We require new Trustees for our Board to enable us to continue our vital work, supporting survivors of brain injury and their families and carers. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed people with a positive attitude this exceptional and valued unpaid role. We are particularly looking for people with skills and expertise […]
Autumn Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter Please click here to view newsletter
Community Support Worker Vacancies

Community Support Worker Vacancies

Community Support Worker Vacancies About Us: Headway Shropshire is a Registered Charity providing care, support and rehabilitation to people with acquired brain injuries within Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and the surrounding areas. Job Summary: To provide personal care and rehab support to people with an Acquired Brain Injury; to enable them to live within their own communities […]
Summer Festival 2019

Summer Festival 2019

Summer Festival 2019 The support staff at Headway Shropshire organised another amazing Summer Festival for everyone who attends our Rehabilitation Centre It was great to see so many people get involved, everyone had a lot of fun with the photo booth props and there are lots more photos up in the rehabilitation centre if you […]
Building Better Opportunities Project

Building Better Opportunities Project

Building Better Opportunities Project On Friday 28th June 2019 we saw the end of the 12 week BBO Project, we said goodbye to our last two participants at Headway Shropshire and our time with the Landau Project. Headway Shropshire have been really pleased to be part of this project, especially as we can see the […]
Hats For Headway 2019

Hats For Headway 2019

Hats For Headway 2019 Thank you to everyone who wore a hat for the day to support Hats For Headway. Hats for Headway day is a great way to raise awareness of the work Headway Shropshire does in our annual celebration. The idea is very simple, all we ask you to do is wear a […]
Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Please click here to view the newsletter
Mince Pie Mornings

Mince Pie Mornings

Mince Pie Mornings Please show your Support for HEADWAY SHROPSHIREand organise aMINCE PIE MORNINGin December
Winter Fair 2018

Winter Fair 2018

Winter Fair 2018 Lovely to see all the clients, staff and members with their families at our Winter FairWe Raised £805.35 after expenses Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and supporters that helped make the day possible.
Winter Fair

Winter Fair

Winter Fair We hope you can all join us for our Winter Fair at our Rehabilitation entre at Headway Shropshire. Saturday 17th November 10am to Midday Have a browse round our craft and festive stalls whilst enjoying a slice of cake or mince pie with a hot drink. It is a great opportunity for clients […]
Autumn Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter 2018 Please click here to view newsletter
Jean’s retirement Tea Party

Jean’s retirement Tea Party

Jean’s retirement Tea Party Thank you to everyone who joined us for afternoon tea and to say good luck to Jean. After 19 years working at Headway Shropshire she is now going to be spending more time in her garden and with her family. She was very grateful to everyone for all their lovely messages, cards and […]
Summer Festival

Summer Festival

Summer Festival After the success of our Summer festival last year, the support staff in our rehabilitation centre at Headway Shropshire spent a week in August organising another festival for the clients.  We had a daily raffle for the clients with all the lovely items that have been kindly donated or handmade.  Our mobile stall […]
Headway Shropshire Summer Fair 2018

Headway Shropshire Summer Fair 2018

Headway Shropshire Summer Fair 2018 You and your family are invited to join us at our Headway Shropshire Summer Fair Thursday 19th July at 6pm. Join us for  a browse round the stall and enter out amazing raffle. Treat yourself to some nice hot food or a slice of homemade cake. We have a free bouncy […]
Summer Newsletter 2018

Summer Newsletter 2018

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Hats 4 Headway 2018

Hats 4 Headway 2018

Hats 4 Headway 2018 Huge thank you to all the local businesses that supported Headway Shropshire and wore their hats and crowns for Hats 4 Headway 2018 #HatsForHeadway2018 #HatsForHarryDay
Hats 4 Headway 2018

Hats 4 Headway 2018

Hats 4 Headway 2018 Hats for Headway is great way to raise awareness of the work Headway Shropshire does in our annual celebration. The idea is very simple, all we ask you to do is wear a hat on 18th May to show your support.  We would encourage you to wear a hat that is […]
Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary

Dates for your Diary A few dates to put in your diary.. 9th May 2018Stall at Princess Royal Hospital 9.30am to 4.30pm 11th May 2018Stall at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 9.30am to 2.30pm 12th May 2018Stall at Crowmoor School May Fair 2pm to 4PM 17th May 2018Carers Support Group at 6pm 18th May 2018Hats 4 Headway […]
Spring Newsletter 2018

Spring Newsletter 2018

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Winter Newsletter 2017/18

Winter Newsletter 2017/18

Winter Newsletter 2017/18 Click Here to View Newsletter
ABI Carers Meetings 2018

ABI Carers Meetings 2018

ABI Carers Meetings 2018 Carers Support Group : Dates for your diary 2018 Headway Shropshire has grown to such an extent in recent years. With this in mind the need for carers support, information and guidance is much greater. We at Headway Shropshire would like to welcome you to join our carers group which is […]
BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 2017

BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 2017

BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE 2017 Please help us reach our target in theBIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGEAll donations made between midday Tuesday 28th November and Midday 5th December on the link below will be doubled by our pledgers and charity champion https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/24809/
Building Better Opportunities at Headway Shropshire

Building Better Opportunities at Headway Shropshire

Building Better Opportunities at Headway Shropshire Headway Shropshire are in partnership with 21 organisations delivering Building Better Opportunities in Shropshire. This programme started in January 2017 and will run  until December 2019. The programme is joint funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery to tackle the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion […]
Headway Shropshire Winter Fair

Headway Shropshire Winter Fair

Headway Shropshire Winter Fair Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Winter Fair at Headway Shropshire.  We decided to move the annual event into November as you are all so busy in December and what a success it was.  I don’t think we could of accommodated any more people in our rehabilitation centre.  […]
Meet the people at Headway Shropshire

Meet the people at Headway Shropshire

Please watch and share our rehabilitation Video.Click on the picture below. 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 […]
Meet the people at Headway Shropshire

Meet the people at Headway Shropshire

Meet the people at Headway Shropshire Please watch and share our rehabilitation Video 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 […]
Headway Shropshire Autumn Newsletter 2017

Headway Shropshire Autumn Newsletter 2017

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Headway Shropshire Autumn Newsletter 2017

Headway Shropshire Autumn Newsletter 2017

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Festival Week at Headway Shropshire

Festival Week at Headway Shropshire

Our staff in the Rehabilitation Centre have spent the last week planning and creating a Summer Festival in the centre.  Many of our clients were unfortunately unable to attend our Summer Fair which took place in the evening, so we bought the festival to the clients. Everyday there were different activities for the clients to get involved […]
Festival Week at Headway Shropshire

Festival Week at Headway Shropshire

Festival Week at Headway Shropshire Our staff in the Rehabilitation Centre have spent the last week planning and creating a Summer Festival in the centre.  Many of our clients were unfortunately unable to attend our Summer Fair which took place in the evening, so we bought the festival to the clients. Everyday there were different activities for […]
Summer Fair 2017

Summer Fair 2017

Summer Fair 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 […]
Headway Shropshire Summer Newsletter 2017

Headway Shropshire Summer Newsletter 2017

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Headway Shropshire Summer Newsletter 2017

Headway Shropshire Summer Newsletter 2017

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Hats For Headway 2017

Hats For Headway 2017

Hats for Headway Day Hats for Headway Day takes place during Action for Brain Injury Week on Friday 12th May 2017 and is a simple, fun, and easy way to raise money for brain injury survivors around the UK. All you have to do to get involved is wear a wacky hat, donate £1 to Headway Shropshire […]
Spring Newsletter 2017

Spring Newsletter 2017

Spring Newsletter 2017 Click on picture to view
Winter Newsletter 2016

Winter Newsletter 2016

Winter Newsletter 2016
Mince Pie Morning

Mince Pie Morning

Please show your Support for HEADWAY SHROPSHIREand organise aMINCE PIE MORNING3rd 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 […]
Headway Shropshire Calendar 2017

Headway Shropshire Calendar 2017

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 […]
University of Birmingham Research Project – Partner with a Brain Injury

University of Birmingham Research Project – Partner with a Brain Injury

LIVING WITH A PARTNER WITH ABRAIN 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 […]
Autumn Newsletter 2016

Autumn Newsletter 2016

Autumn Newsletter 2016
Birmingham University Brain Injury Research Project

Birmingham University Brain Injury Research Project

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 […]
Headway Shropshire Summer Fair

Headway Shropshire Summer Fair

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 […]
Interserve Garden Day

Interserve Garden Day

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 […]
Headway Shropshire Summer Fair

Headway Shropshire Summer Fair

Please come and join Headway Shropshire for our annual  Summer Fair, everyone is welcome.
Summer Newsletter 2016

Summer Newsletter 2016

Summer Newsletter 2016
Headway Shropshire Volunteers

Headway Shropshire Volunteers

At headway Shropshire we are very fortunate to have some amazing volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to our charity every week throughout the year.  This week is Volunteers Week 1-12 June and as a thank you we have taken our volunteers out to lunch this afternoon.
Headway Shropshire Garden Project

Headway Shropshire Garden Project

The Headway Shropshire garden has had a make over with help from a team of volunteers from BT and Nikki from Top Notch Gardens. A bank of earth has been removed to widen the pathway to the top of the garden, all fences and rails have been painted, a fence has been built at back […]
Hats For Headway Shropshire

Hats For Headway Shropshire

We would like to thank all the local businesses and schools that put on a hat on Friday 13th May to support Headway Shropshire and raise awareness of brain injury during ABI week.
Charity Car Boot Sale

Charity Car Boot Sale

Thank you to every one who attended our Car Boot Sale at Headway Shropshire on Sunday 3rd April.  The sun was shining and it was great to see so many people supporting the charity.  All the money raised will go towards providing activities for our clients in our rehabilitation Centre.
Carers Support Group

Carers Support Group

Carers Support Group The effects of acquired brain injury are so wide, so unique and also often invisible that many carers, family members and friends find it difficult to get support they need.  What carers have in common with each other is the need to share stories and know that people really listen and understand. […]
Headway Shropshire Car Boot Sale

Headway Shropshire Car Boot Sale

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 […]
Community Support Workers

Community Support Workers

Community Support Workers required due to expansionCar Owner / Driver essentialVarious hours availableWorking throughout Shropshire and Telford and WrekinExperience not nececessary as full training givenPlease see job description via link below Community Support Workers Full Job Description To apply, please send your CV and covering letter torm@headwayshropshire.org.uk
Headway Shropshire Collecting Shropshire Star Cash for your Community Tokens

Headway Shropshire Collecting Shropshire Star Cash for your Community Tokens

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.  […]
Headway Shropshire Annual General Meeting

Headway Shropshire Annual General Meeting

Headway Shropshire will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 10th March at 6pm at The Rehabilitation Centre. We will be having a supper and quiz after the AGM for those that wish to stay.
Winter Newsletter 2015

Winter Newsletter 2015

Winter Newsletter 2015 Winter Newsletter 2015
Christmas Fair 2015

Christmas Fair 2015

Christmas Fair 2015 We would like to invite you to join us at our Christmas Fair 2015 at our Rehabilitation Center on Saturday 5th December 11am to 1pm.   This annual event is a chance for all our clients and families to get together at the start of the festive period. Please join us for […]
Summer Fair 2015

Summer Fair 2015

Summer Fair 2015 Headway Shropshire’s Summer Fair 2015 This years Summer Fair was enjoyed by all with a little help from our feathered friends. Feather Perfect made the the whole event something special this year, bringing 8 feathered friends with them for all to admire, and for the lucky few a chance to hold these […]
Just Giving

Just Giving

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.
Through the Eyes of a Volunteer

Through the Eyes of a Volunteer

Through the Eyes of a Volunteer Find out what it’s REALLY like to be a volunteer in the Rehabilitation Centre here at Headway Shropshire as Michael, one of our fundraisers, talks to Sally, a long-serving volunteer in the Headway Shropshire Rehabilitation Centre… So Sally, how long have you been a volunteer at Headway Shropshire? I […]
Do you have what it takes to be a Volunteer?

Do you have what it takes to be a Volunteer?

Do you have what it takes to be a Volunteer? What We Offer At Headway Shropshire, our volunteers enjoy the unique and fulfilling experience of working with brain-injured people. It’s a volunteering opportunity like no other. If you want to give something back and contribute to our work with people who have acquired brain injuries, […]
Phil’s Triple Triumph

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 […]
Headway Shropshire’s Pop-up Bakery!

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 […]
We Need Volunteers Right Now!

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, […]
Debut Carols Event for Headway Shropshire

Debut Carols Event for Headway Shropshire

Debut Carols Event for Headway Shropshire Although as we watch for the early signs of spring approaching and Christmas is now but a distant memory, we really couldn’t let this issue pass without sharing some photos of a wonderful event with you. Headway Shropshire’s first Carol Event. We would like to thank everyone that attended […]
Headway Shropshire Newsletters

Headway Shropshire Newsletters

Headway Shropshire Newsletters The Headway Shropshire newsletter is distributed to members every quarter. Below you can find links to the latest newsletters. Inside you can read what we’ve all been up to. There’s news of recent and future events together with useful & interesting information & resources. Please take a look to get a real […]
Charity Football Match

Charity Football Match

Charity Football Match Shropshire’s Fire & Rescue Service, along with members of the Shrewsbury Police Force, had decided that this year the proceeds from their charity football match would be donated to Headway Shropshire.  What a great surprise & what an even greater honour, that the emergency services of Shropshire would choose us to benefit […]
Shrewsbury Marathon Man Runs for Headway

Shrewsbury Marathon Man Runs for Headway

Shrewsbury Marathon Man Runs for Headway A massive thank you to James Edwards who ran in the 2014 Shrewsbury Marathon to raise money for Headway Shropshire. James we are so grateful for your support and very well done on completing the marathon in less than 2 hours! What a great achievement. James’ Mum, Carole, works […]