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Project To Get Brain Injury Survivors Back To Work

A new project from Headway Suffolk aims to get brain injury survivors back to work this summer after being successfully awarded funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.

The charity’s clinical therapy team will begin workshops in June with the end-goal of facilitating clients back into paid or voluntary employment or so they are ‘ready to work’.

Headway was one of just eight charities or social enterprises across Suffolk and Norfolk to be successfully awarded £20,000 from the LEP’s £160,000 Community Challenge Fund after being invited to present their projects, ‘dragon den’ style, to a panel of judges.

The workshops will be task-orientated and each participant will be given a therapeutic plan.  They will focus on mock interviews with real employers, interview-ready CVs, driving skills, positive-living, assertiveness and self-worth.

Clients will also link into other Headway courses, such as Understanding Brain Injury and Fatigue Management, to help them self-manage the effects of their injury.

Headway Suffolk’s Chief Executive Helen Fairweather said: “It is very difficult for people with a neurological condition to return to work, but with help it is achievable.  We are grateful to the LEP for awarding us this grant and are excited about this new project.”

Anyone requiring help to get back to work after a brain injury are invited to contact Helen Fairweather on 01473 712225 or helenfairweather@headwaysuffolk.org.uk.