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Cycle Ride and Walk – Saturday 5 September

Headway Suffolk stages its 13th annual Cycle Ride and Walk in Ipswich and the surrounding area on Saturday 4 September to raise vital funds for its rehabilitation, therapy and support services. The ride comprises three different routes – 30, 40 and 50 miles – going through the nearby area and each starting and finishing at […]

Dementia groups in July

Headway Suffolk continues to run social support groups for people living with dementia during the current Covid restrictions. The group take part in a variety of stimulating and engaging activities, such as indoor games, cognitive exercises, discussions and social interaction. It costs £7 per person, which includes a fish and chips lunch and refreshments. The […]

How support helped Sam Norris to study during lockdown

Teenage speedway rider Sam Norris has spoken of the support he received to help him study at home with a brain injury during lockdown, to mark Headway’s campaign for Action for Brain Injury Week. Headway’s ‘A life of lockdown?’ campaign during 17-23 May focuses on social isolation after brain injury – a problem that has […]

England rugby star Steve Thompson faced abuse for speaking out about dementia

Former England rugby star Steve Thompson has revealed that he has faced abuse for speaking out over the dangers of playing the sport. Steve, who won the World Cup with England in 2003, was diagnosed with early onset dementia at the age of 42 and probable CTE – a degenerative brain condition that is thought […]

Life now for Sam Norris ahead of Conference speech

Claire Norris has spoken of the frustrations that living with a brain injury can bring while remaining positive at the continued progress in recovery. Claire is the mother of Sam Norris – the 17–year-old Suffolk speedway rider who suffered a life-threatening brain injury in a crash while racing in Glasgow in June 2019. It was […]

England Rugby World Champion headlines Neuro Conference

England Rugby world champion Steve Thompson will be a headline speaker at neurology charity Headway Suffolk’s sixth annual Neuro Conference on Wednesday 12 May. The 42-year-old, who won the Rugby World Cup with England in 2003, announced in December that he has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – a […]

Lockdown Services for New Year

Following the Government’s announcement that the country moves into lockdown from today, Headway Suffolk can confirm that our Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds hubs remain OPEN with limited capacity.

Happy New Year – services as normal

Headway Suffolk would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Today we return to our normal opening days and our services remain unaffected at this time with Suffolk in tier 4 restrictions.

Our opening days over festive break

These are the dates when our Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds hubs are open over the Christmas period: Mon 21 Dec – Ipswich OPEN, Bury closed Tue 22 Dec – Ipswich OPEN, Bury closed Wed 23 Dec – Ipswich OPEN, Bury OPEN Thu 24 Dec – Ipswich OPEN, Bury closed Fri 25 Dec – Both […]

Join us for a virtual Christmas Carol Service

Headway Suffolk is inviting local businesses and supporters to join them for a virtual Christmas Carol Service on Tuesday 22 December at 11am. Traditionally, everyone comes together for a carol service at St Augustine’s Church in Ipswich, followed by lunch, but Covid-19 has put paid to that in 2020. However, while we may not be […]