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Headway receives Suffolk Award honour

Headway Suffolk has received The Suffolk Award from HM Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Clare Countess of Euston, and the High Sheriff of Suffolk, Edward Creasy, for ‘Outstanding Service to the Community during the Covid-19 pandemic’. The award was presented to the charity’s Chair, Owen Thurtle, and CEO, Helen Fairweather, on a visit to our Ipswich […]

Brain, Body, Balance programme

Headway Suffolk is running a Brain, Body, Balance programme for adults living with brain injury, stroke and neurological conditions, which focuses on improving physical health and emotional wellbeing following lockdown. Participants will have the opportunity to try different activities such as pole walking and other exercises, which will focus on posture, balance and the importance […]

Vote for Hope in SuperDog Awards

A very special Brainy Dog in Suffolk needs your votes to win the Naturo SuperDog Award! Hope has been working with clients at local charity Headway Suffolk for 8 years, providing rehab and therapy for those living with brain injury, stroke and neurological conditions. Hope also works with prisoners, probationers, adults with mental health issues […]

Dementia Groups Are Back

Headway Suffolk is delighted to confirm, following temporary closure due to Covid, the return of our monthly social support groups to their community buildings for people living with dementia in Ipswich, Martlesham and Castle Hill. The groups provide stimulating and engaging activities, such as indoor games, cognitive exercises, discussions and social interaction. The cost is […]

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 […]