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November issue of Tak' Heid out now! 


Dear Friends,

Welcome to our November newsletter Tak Heid and in addition on behalf of Edinburgh Headway Group, I write to invite you to our 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 2pm.    This meeting will take place at Headway House, Edinburgh.

Your membership is extremely important.  Membership is only £5 per annum and is a requirement for anyone who uses our services at Edinburgh Headway Group. 

Membership is also open to anyone interested in furthering the care and support of and concern for such persons and their relatives and carers.

As a member, you can be involved in influencing the way our service is run and help us meet the needs of those who require our support. It also entitles you to the following:

•             Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting;

•             Regular updates on the services we provide

•             Monthly Tak Heid newsletters and e-mail bulletins.

Please advise me of your availability to attend via the email address office@edinburghheadway.org.uk. The membership documents can be forwarded to you for completion and return together with your payment, to Edinburgh Headway Group by Thursday 16th November 2017.

We very much look forward to seeing you at the AGM.  Thank you for your continued support.

With best wishes, 

Michelle Keenan 

Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Click here to dowload our Tak' Heid newsletter


Spotlight on Welfare Rights - Personal Independence Payments

Digby Brown Solicitors have prepared a very useful summary of the new Personal Independence Payments which will help to explain your rights and entitlements.

Clicking here to read the article. We look forward to seeing you soon at Headway House


AGM 2016

Minutes of the annual general meeting held on Tuesday 22nd of Novemebr 2016. Click here to read the minutes.

You will have heard our Chairman speak about the current position of Edinburgh Headway Group and about some of the challenges, opportunities and inevitable changes that lie ahead. You can read the full Chairman’s report in the minutes.

Please read all the details and information carefully and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon at Edinburgh Headway Group.



Care  Service Inspection Report 2016

Edinburgh Headway Group had an unannounced inspection by the Care Inspectorate on 21st April 2016.  We are delighted that we maintained our ‘Very Good’ grades across the 2 themes we were inspected on:              

Quality of Care and Support – Grade 5 – Very Good

Quality of Environment – Grade 5 – Very Good

“Headway offer progressive, rehabilitative day opportunities to the people they work for. There was a strong emphasis on partnership working within the service.  This extends to service users, their representatives and a range of health and community based organisations.” Derek Taylor- Care Inspector 

Click here to download the PDF of the Care Inspection Report


Therapets at Headway

Introducing our new Headway Therapet Jake, the Golden Retriever, and his owner Caroline. Jake and Caroline will be making weekly visits on different days so that everyone will have a chance to meet him.

Jake is a lovely boy, he's six years old and loves to be petted and give you his paw - especially if there are treats involved!

Thanks to the Therapets for volunteering to make regular visits here at Headway House. For more information on Therapets and the work they do click here.


Annual Report 2014/15

Please download our annual report to read about our successes and achievements over the past financial year. We look forward to further progress in the coming year!


Therapeutic Art Group

The Art Group is up and running and is proving to be a great success!

Malcy runs a weekly Art Group on Tuesday afternoon from 1.30-3pm in Headway House. Alongside the group sessions he offers one to one sessions in 6 week blocks. Don’t miss out! If you are interested in taking part in one to one or group sessions please speak to your key worker.

The group is open to ALL members who attend Headway House on any day and those that are involved in other services.

Art GroupArt Group

Our thanks to the Hospital Saturday Fund and the Agnes Hunter Trust for funding this valuable project.



Forthcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Sale of Work

Monday 27th November 2017

all events

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