Local adults with an acquired brain injury or neurological condition can continue their vital rehabilitation and therapy at Headway Suffolk thanks to the addition of a new minibus after a substantial donation.
The acquisition of the Citroen accessible vehicle, fitted with a hoist and all modern safety measures, has only been made possible thanks to a generous and substantial grant from local medical charity Fonnereau Road Health Foundation.
This means charity Headway, which is based at Epsilon House on Ransomes Europark in Ipswich, can continue to transport clients to its Neuro Hub and local amenities to maintain their rehabilitation recovery programmes and reduce social isolation.
This will ensure clients, who have mobility, sensory and cognitive impairment as a result of their injury or condition, can continue with critical therapy and development of daily living skills that improves their independence.
Headway Suffolk CEO Helen Fairweather said: “Our existing minibus was beginning to look and sound tired. Our work with sufferers relies on being able to give them easy access to our hubs and we badly needed a modern addition to the fleet.
“When we heard another local charity was interested in our work, we were delighted it agreed to support the purchase.”
Fonnereau Road Health Foundation makes grants for a wide range of activities in Suffolk, provided the activities assist with the health and wellbeing of the county.
Alistair Lang, Chairman of the charity, pointed out: “We do not make grants to individuals, only to organisations. In recent years we have supported many different groups working with health-related issues in our county. We are delighted to be associated with Headway and invaluable work they do.”
Headway Suffolk supports 250 people a week who have an acquired brain injury or a neurological condition with rehabilitation and therapy at its hubs, in the community and at home throughout the county and south Norfolk.
If anyone would like to receive help from Headway Suffolk or wants to fundraise for the charity, please contact Helen Fairweather on 01473 712225 or visit www.headwaysuffolk.org.uk.