Two new groups and the recommencement of a popular leisure activity has kicked off brain injury charity Headway Suffolk’s year with a more varied service than ever before.
Headway has teamed up with Ipswich Hockey Club in Tuddenham Road to offer clients walking hockey and walking football to improve mobility, physical fitness and exercise.
In fact, during a taster session at the club, one client, who was using a wheelchair before physiotherapy helped them to be able to walk again, was so enthused they ran for the first time since their injury!
In addition, clients will soon be returning to Suffolk Water Park in Bramford to take part in fishing, which includes a meal.
Other regular group activities that are already in place are gym sessions at Gainsborough Sports Centre and swimming, which takes place at Crown Pools.
Headway Suffolk supports clients with rehabilitation activities in its hubs in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, which includes cooking, life skills, exercise, music, art and crafts, IT and cognitive and memory recall exercises.
It also provides ‘satellite’ hubs in existing community buildings in Felixstowe, which is free, at St John the Baptist, St John’s Church on Monday and Wednesday, and in Haverhill at Chalkstone Community Centre on Wednesday. Headway is currently exploring feasibility options to return to Woodbridge.
The charity also supports individuals in their own home and community clients with daily living tasks and promoting their independence through taking part in leisure activities.
To find out more, contact 01473 712225 or visit www.headwaysuffolk.org.uk.