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Watchtree Nature Reserve

Watchtree Nature Reserve is a 205 acre haven for wildlife and people. Featuring flower rich meadows, old and new woodland, miles of hedgerow and wetland habitats this a place for everyone.  Wildlife is perfectly at home here and we have abundant Brown Hares, the European protected Great crested Newt, numerous breeding […]

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Activity Weekend at Lake District Calvert Trust

The Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre, specialising in activity courses for people with disabilities, their friends, family members and/or colleagues.   The Calvert Trust’s 60-bed centre is based just 4 miles out of Keswick in the heart of the Lake District, close to the shores of the […]

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Headway UK News – Summer 2019

Headway has published its second Headway News of the year.  This edition focuses on the Brain Drain: Wake Up to Fatigue! campaign. Read Headway News Summer 2019 Edition We all know what it’s like to feel tired or drained of energy, but the effects of chronic fatigue following brain injury […]

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Late May is Garden Party time at Buckingham Palace!

In a previous news item it was reported that Jean Wight, vice chair and founder member of Headway North Cumbria had been nominated to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.  The invitation was in recognition of her outstanding and unstinting work with this charity since 2003, which supports people who have sustained a brain […]

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Action for Brain Injury Week 2019

Fatigue – or excessive tiredness – is one of the most commonly experienced effects of brain injury. Indeed, it is the most commonly cited effect of brain injury reported by the 11,000 callers to the Headway UK helpline each year. Our brains control everything we do, think and feel. They […]

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Filming with BBC Look North at Lake District Calvert Trust

On Tuesday 30th April 2019 Headway North Cumbria was delighted to be involved with some filming by BBC Look North at the Lake District Calvert Trust. We had been contacted by the Calvert Trust to support them with some filming by BBC Look North who were doing a report on their ABI Rehabilitation Project […]

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Presentation by Cumbria Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (CCABIRT)

On Monday 29 April 2019 we were delighted to welcome Naveen K Prabhakaran, Occupational Therapist, Dr Paul Russell, a Clinical Neuro-psychologist and Lindsay King, a Speech Therapist, from the Cumbria Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (CCABIRT) to the Day Centre.  The team provided an informative presentation on neuro-rehabilitation which focused on the following themes: Good […]

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Afternoon Tea at Heads Nook Hall

On Monday 15th April thirty-nine members of Headway North Cumbria visited Heads Nook Hall for Afternoon Tea. Located on the edge of the village of Heads Nook, seven miles from Carlisle, Heads Nook Hall offers a unique luxury Country Guest House experience.  Built in the 1840s, Heads Nook Hall retains all the […]

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