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Headways join forces to launch Lowestoft homecare service

Headway Suffolk and Headway Norfolk and Waveney are to join forces to provide specialist homecare support for adults with brain injury, stroke and neurological conditions in Lowestoft.

The two charities already provide day service support to hundreds of adults at numerous hubs, including Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Norwich and Gorleston, as well as homecare support across both counties, supporting individuals with daily living skills at home and to access leisure activities.

Lowestoft is the second largest town in Suffolk (after Ipswich) with a population of more than 71,000 and lies north east of the county, close to the Norfolk border.

Headway Suffolk Chief Executive Helen Fairweather said: “Both ourselves and Headway Norfolk and Waveney have identified Lowestoft as a gap in the service that needs the specialist homecare support we can provide to residents with brain injury, stroke or neurological conditions and their families.

“Headway Suffolk is on the Suffolk County Council framework to provide support in Lowestoft from September and we need to ensure we are delivering our services to the town and covering the whole of the county.

“By working with our colleagues at Headway Norfolk and Waveney and combining our resources and expertise, we can make sure that no-one in Lowestoft and the surrounding area who is living with a brain injury, stroke or a neurological condition misses out on getting the vital support they may need and deserve.”

Headway Norfolk and Waveney Chief Executive Laura Jones said: “It is exciting to extend the support on offer in the Waveney area to include homecare.

“This will compliment a range of Headway services already available from support groups, and ‘Living with brain injury’ programmes, to specialist day opportunities which run from our Gorleston Centre.

“Headway Suffolk bring a wealth of expertise to Lowestoft in providing quality and not-for-profit focused homecare support.”

Headway Suffolk and Headway Norfolk and Waveney help users work on their life skills and cognitive abilities, as well as speech, mobility and daily functioning, and to increase confidence and social integration, through their wide range of rehabilitation, therapy and support services.

For further information about the services provided in Suffolk and Norfolk, visit www.headwaysuffolk.org.uk and www.headway-nw.org.uk.