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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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Headway Member Starts Dog Walking Service

Headway North Cumbria wishes the best of luck to member, Alex James, who has recently started a dog walking service in the Carlisle area. Alex, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a jet ski accident whilst on holiday in Corfu some ten years ago, is very appreciative of the help and […]

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Look Ahead in the North – 22-24 March 2019

Look Ahead in the North is an annual residential weekend at The Calvert Trust, Kielder Forest.  This year it was held over the period 22-24 March 2019 and was blessed with good weather rather than the somewhat changeable weather of last year. A total of 13 people from Headway North Cumbria attended and joined […]

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Headway UK News – Spring 2019

Headway has published its first Headway News in this, the Charity’s 40th Anniversary Year. Read Headway News Spring 2019 Edition Turning 40 is certainly a major milestone and throughout this edition, and indeed the year, Headway will be looking at what’s been achieved as well as what’s still to do! Challenge 40 is […]

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Presentation on K.O.R.E. Therapy

Ellie Hibbert, a K.O.R.E. Therapist from Brampton, visited the Day Centre on Monday 18 March 2019 and gave a very interesting  presentation and demonstration on Kinaesthetic Optimum Recovery Enhancement (K.O.R.E.) Therapy.  Eighteen of our members attended with Dee kindly volunteering to be the patient for this session. K.O.R.E. Therapy integrates the best […]

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