Headway Suffolk

Ipswich Hub 01473 712225

Bury Hub 01284 702535

Autumn newsletter

Photo: Bury Free Press
In our autumn 2015 newsletter.. we report on our new hospital and nurse services, focus on our ABI courses and look ahead to our first Conference, Awards Ball and sponsored walk event



Hospital and Nurse services

Headway Suffolk is pleased to announced two new services

The first is a Hospital Co-ordinator, who will initially spend a day a week in Ipswich Hospital and West Suffolk Hospital so that as soon as someone is admitted with an acquired brain injury or neurological condition a Headway employee will be able to give them advice and tell them about Headway’s services.

Helen Fairweather, our Chief Executive, said: “Hopefully this will stop the gap in services and people saying “two to three years after discharge from hospital I wish we had known about Headway sooner.”

The other post is a nurse to lead our nurse-based community work.  This is a result of us winning a tender with the CCG.  We will be delivering specialised neurological support to people who need a nurse.

This, we hope, will spread throughout the county, including the East to those who wish to privately pay for a service, as well as those in the West who have CCG funding.


Sponsored Walk – Bury St EdmundsSaturday 5 September, 11am

Fancy joining us for a 6 mile sponsored walk around three Fornham villages near Bury St Edmunds?

30 people have already signed up for the event, which is suitable for all ages and abilities, and pet dogs are also welcome!

The route, which starts and finishes at our Bury hub, takes in 4 pubs with refreshments especially laid on.

Register online as below or call 01284 702535.  There is no fee, just gain as much sponsorship as you can.

Free Brain Injury courses

We will be holding the following free Brain Injury courses for persons with a brain injury or neurological condition.

Communication after Brain Injury

Weds 30 September for 3 weeks

Social Communication

Weds 28 October for 2 weeks

Understanding Brain Injury

Weds 11 November for 7 weeks

The courses will be run by our Speech and Language Therapist and held at our Bury St Edmunds hub in Olding Road.

Contact Sue Tate on 01284 702535 or email: [email protected]

Headway Suffolk ConferenceKesgrave Conference CentreWednesday 2 September, 10am – 3pm

Our first Conference includes talks by neurologists, lawyers and persons with a brain injury or neurological condition.

It is free to persons with a brain injury or neurological condition and £20 to professionals.

You can read the full agenda of the day and book your place by going to our website below, or call us on 01473 712225.

We thank Irwin Mitchell for their generosity in sponsoring the event.

Awards Ballcelebrations

Our first Awards Ball to celebrate the achievements of brain injury survivors, volunteers and family carers takes place on Saturday 17 October.

It will be held at Seckford Golf Club in Woodbridge from 6.30-11.30pm and costs £50 per person.

This includes a three-course meal.

Contact Helen Fairweather on 01473 712225 or email: [email protected]

You can go online as below to view the menu and booking form.