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Time to get cycling again for our annual ride in May

Headway Suffolk is holding its 12th annual Sponsored Cycle Ride and Walk on Saturday 16 May 2020. The ride comprises 30, 40 and 50 mile circular routes through Ipswich, Felixstowe, Newbourne and Martlesham, plus a 10-mile walk through Ipswich town centre. It is open to everyone and is an ideal team-building exercise for companies with […]

Headway Suffolk supports call for more research into heading footballs

Headway Suffolk has backed Headway UK’s call for more research to be done after the Scottish FA announced it’s considering banning children under 12 heading a football. The University of Glasgow carried out research and found that former professional players were three-and-a-half times more likely to suffer from neurodegenerative disease and be at risk of […]

New Understanding Brain Injury courses

Headway Suffolk is running two new Understanding Brain Injury courses for people living in Ipswich and Ely with a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition. The courses are facilitated by Headway Suffolk’s multidisciplinary therapy team and help people to understand the effects of brain injury on themselves and loved ones. They address the emotional, physical and functional […]

Happy Christmas and New Year!

Everyone at Headway Suffolk would like to wish all our clients, families, volunteers, trustees, staff and supporters a very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year. Below is a list of our Christmas opening and closure dates at our Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds hubs. Mon 23 Dec – OPEN Tue 24 Dec – Ipswich OPEN, […]

Join us in celebrating the achievements of brain injury survivors

Neurology charity Headway Suffolk will celebrate the achievements of people with a brain injury, stroke or a neurological condition in the county at its Awards Dinner on Thursday 5 December. Every year, Headway Suffolk formally recognises significant progress made by three of its service users in their recovery over the past 12 months at its […]

Chris Tarrant speech highlight of Headway Conference

A fascinating speech by broadcaster Chris Tarrant about his experiences of having a stroke was the highlight of Headway Suffolk’s Neuro Conference at Wherstead Park on 16 October. The TV personality, most famous for his presenter role on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, spoke about the side of his body going weak and his […]

Chris Tarrant to talk about life after a stroke at Neuro Conference

TV and radio presenter Chris Tarrant has spoken of the importance of Headway Suffolk ahead of his guest speaking slot at the charity’s conference (on Wednesday) (writes Laura Nolan, of the Bury Free Press). Mr Tarrant, who suffered a stroke in 2014, will join Stephen Hawking’s first wife Jane at the neurology charity’s fifth annual […]

Charity Fun Dog Show – 23 October

A charity fun dog day is being held on Wednesday 23 October at Newbourne Village Hall by the Brainy Dogs arm of brain injury charity Headway Suffolk. The fundraising event, which is being held in the half-term holidays, takes place from 11am – 3pm and will have Halloween-themed activities for adults and children with their […]

IPRS Group staff prepare for London marathon walk in support of Headway

A group of 25 staff at independent healthcare specialists IPRS Group will tackle the London Marathon Walk later this month in support of brain injury charity Headway in Suffolk and nationally. Staff at the UK-wide company, which is based in Little Blakenham, near Ipswich, have been taking part in a number of fundraising challenges and […]

Felixstowe Hospital service recognised in East Suffolk awards

The services Headway Suffolk offers to the community and patients at Felixstowe Hospital has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the East Suffolk Business and Community Awards. The charity, which helps local adults with brain injuries, stroke and neurological conditions, opened a service offering support and rehabilitation activities at the hospital one day […]