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Headway UK News – Spring 2020

Catch up with the latest news and features from Headway, including: Bereavement after brain injury, “Volunteering has helped get my life back on track”, Coping with festivals, Holidays after brain injury and much more! Read Headway News Spring 2020 edition In this edition, there is a moving interview about bereavement […]

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Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Headway North Cumbria

The continuing and evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a major impact on many aspects of life. Headway UK has cancelled Look Ahead in the North which was scheduled to run from 20-22 March 2020 and also cancelled some planned training courses.  Other Headway groups and branches are cancelling or postponing events […]

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Pancake Day at Headway House

Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by making and eating pancakes.  Many will know it as “Pancake Day” or “Pancake Tuesday”.  This year Shrove Tuesday falls on 25 February. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent, because they are […]

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Headway Launches Survey About Memory Loss

As part of its upcoming Action for Brain Injury Week campaign, Memory Loss: A campaign to remember, Headway has launched a survey asking brain injury survivors to share their experiences of memory problems.  The survey is designed to be completed by brain injury survivors but can be completed by family/carers/friends on the survivor’s behalf.  […]

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AMF Bowling – February 2020

On Monday 3 February 2020 a group of members, carers and volunteers from Headway North Cumbria went Ten Pin Bowling at AMF Carlisle.  This was our first outing of the year and, as usual, the activity proved to be popular with many of our members.  We had 20 people bowling on four lanes of […]

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Adrian raises over £1,700 for Headway North Cumbria

On Thursday 12 December 2019 Headway North Cumbria member, Adrian Hope, undertook a three mile sponsored swim to raise funds for the branch. A number of years ago Adrian was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumour which has left with long term health implications, including short term memory loss.  His life went into a downward […]

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Christmas Lunch – 2019

On Monday 9 December 2019 seventy-six members, volunteers, their support workers and family members from Headway North Cumbria participated in the Branch’s final event of the year, the Christmas Lunch.   Always popular, this was the best attended event of the year and the Function room of  The Auctioneer was packed with members, many dressed in festive […]

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Headway UK News – Winter 2019

Headway has published the fourth and final edition of Headway News for 2019.  This issue is jam-packed with all the latest news and features, including: ‘Concussion continues to hit the headlines’, ‘Let’s talk continence problems’, ‘Saturday Night Fever – the difficulties of learning new skills after brain injury’ and much […]

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Helen raises over £1,000 for Headway North Cumbria

On Saturday 30 November 2019 Headway North Cumbria member, Helen Wilson, undertook a two mile sponsored swim to raise funds for the branch. Helen suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in 2013 which left her with epilepsy and resulted in her losing her sense of taste and smell and, for nearly […]

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