Headway Suffolk is to help more dementia sufferers and their carers after being successfully awarded £12,500 grant funding from Suffolk Coastal District Council.
The charity, which supports 250 adults a week who have an acquired brain injury or a neurological condition, will provide a new ‘pick and mix’ service for those battling the brain disease and those who care for them using the funding.
The grant will enable Headway Suffolk to offer support to persons recently diagnosed with dementia living in Suffolk Coastal District Council area.
There is a range of help on offer: one-to-one support at its hubs across the county; community support; counselling, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy from the charity’s clinical therapy team.
The Community Call to Action programme was set up by the East Suffolk councils, with the grant fund made available by Suffolk County Council Public Health and Protection, to help address community health and wellbeing initiatives.
Community groups and charitable organisations were invited to put forward their project for a share of £125,000, with £25,000 for each of five themes – mental health, dementia, carers, loneliness/social isolation and fit and active.
Headway Suffolk’s Chief Executive Helen Fairweather said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the grant and look forward to helping as many people as possible.”
Anyone wishing to make a referral or enquire about this service should contact Helen on 01473 712225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.