Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter. I was really hoping to be able to say spring is here but may not quite yet!
After our important announcement last month about the move to our new premises, I am pleased to report that following our information sessions during the week of 19th March, we received lots of positive feedback from our members, volunteers and carers. We will keep you up to date with any news around the move as we progress.
Inside this early spring edition you can read about all the outings and events going on in April and we are looking forward to ABI week in May.
Please read all the details and information carefully and contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon at Headway House.
With all good wishes,
Chief Executive and Company Secretary
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Michelle Keenan, our Chief Executive Officer, travelled to London on Monday 13th November to attend the UKABIF film award event following the exciting news that our short video entitled ‘Nothing Short of a Life’ had been shortlisted for an award.
Well, I can now reveal the results … drum roll please ..
… First prize winner of the UKABIF short film award 2017 was none other than Edinburgh Headway Group!
Yes, we did it!
“’Nothing Short of a Lifeline’ sheds light on just how lives and futures can be altered in an instant as a result of sustaining a brain injury. What is clear is that the experiences of those affected are unique but with the right help and support at the right time, there can be life afterwards. Edinburgh Headway Group is absolutely thrilled to be given this award, which help us highlight the effects of acquired brain injuries for our members and their carers and the valuable work that we do to empower and enrich the lives of adults who have survived an acquired brain injury.
I would like to thank Baillie Gifford, our members, carers and our team for all their assistance in the making of this powerful production – we are proud to receive this award and to gain UK recognition for our work”
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
Minutes of the annual general meeting held on Wednesday 22nd of Novemebr 2017. 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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Our thanks to the Hospital Saturday Fund and the Agnes Hunter Trust for funding this valuable project.