Headway Suffolk is pleased to confirm that it is reopening its neuro hubs in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds back to normal and is accepting new referrals following temporary closure.
The charity, which supports adults living with brain injury, stroke and neurological conditions, had to shut its doors on all its hubs, clinical therapies and community activities due to the Covid virus in March for several months, while it focused on vital homecare, virtual rehab and food deliveries.
As the situation has started to ease, Headway has gradually opened its Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds hubs on limited capacity and set days to existing clients, with strict procedures on infection control, social distancing, temperature checks and personal protective equipment.
Following this successful trial, it can now open both hubs back to normal whilst still following the safety procedures and there is capacity to welcome new referrals.
The hubs, open Monday to Friday during the day, offer a range of rehabilitation and life skills activities to help with cognition, coordination and dexterity, as well as clinical therapy appointments in physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and counselling.
Its Haverhill hub, based at the Chalkstone Community Centre in Millfields Way, is due to reopen one day a week (day to be confirmed) from October and new referrals are again being taken.
In addition, Headway now offers support with an outdoor gym sessions at Augustine’s Green on Recreation Way in Ipswich ten times a week, with indoor gyms deemed too high risk.
Helen Fairweather, chief executive at Headway Suffolk, said: “We have worked very hard to ensure our clients can safely get back to the vital rehab they need for their ongoing wellbeing and recovery, having missed out for several months.
“The outdoor gym is very close to the hub and has a range of equipment for clients to work on, as well as benches for when they get fatigued. The clients love it and we hope to keep this going throughout the winter.”
As well as the outdoor gym, clients can also take part in walking netball and walking football.
To enquire and to make referrals, contact Headway Suffolk on 01473 712225 or email [email protected].
You can also complete and return our referral form.