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Headway Hull & East Riding’s newsletter for September is now available, just click on the link below to download. September 2019 Newsletter Hard copies of the latest newsletter are available at our meetings. Check out the events section for more information.
Following on from previous successes, we are pleased to be able to offer places on this next event being held at the KCOM stadium on the 23rd of October 2019. This one day conference for health and social care professionals will consider topics affecting those working with people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Traumatic […]
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Headway Suffolk’s Brainy Dog scheme trains rescue dogs to be well trained companion and pets to people with a neurological condition. The dogs under our supervision are trained by prisoners, people with mental health problems, teenagers excluded from school and the homeless. The project is funded by the Big Lottery. The Big Lottery is celebrating […]
Hidden disabilities must not lead to discriminatory treatment, says Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
A recent announcement by the Local Government and Care Services Ombudsman highlights the importance of councils making sure that their procedures do not discriminate against people with hidden disabilities. This follows a review of three cases involving London boroughs which were found to be discriminating. The Equality Act 2010 requires councils to anticipate the needs […]
Headway Hull & East Riding’s newsletter for August is now available, just click on the link below to download. August 2019 Newsletter Hard copies of the latest newsletter are available at our meetings. Check out the events section for more information.
Cabourne Parva, Caistor There are less than two weeks to go until 10th August at 10am when the gates open at Cabourne Parva, Caistor, Market Rasen, LN7 6DR for A Perfect Day. The day will consist of a music festival exclusively for people with disabilities, their family and friends. In addition to Ramble Gamble and […]
Wow, what a talk! Firstly, we would like to express a warm and grateful welcome to Arne for his entertaining evening and Beatles Talk. It was great to be able to hear from him on a topic that he thoroughly enjoys. We are sure everyone learnt something knew about the legendary boy band. We certainly […]
Our members and committee recently enjoyed a lovely weekend at Yarnfield Park for the 2019 Way Ahead. During the weekend of Friday 5 July – Sunday 7 July our members and volunteers joined other branches and groups from all over the country for the annual Way Ahead Event. We heard from a variety of speakers […]
It was great to see such a lovely turn out at Ward 29 on Sunday 14 July 2019. The weather held up and everyone had a great time. There was plenty to do on the day, eat home baked treats, socialise with friends and family and members of Ward 29, get involved in games and […]
Long-awaited changes are being made to the eligibility criteria for Blue Badges in England. After significant lobbying from Headway and numerous other disability charities, the scheme is being expanded to include hidden disabilities. The Government is responsible for legislation/regulation and local authorities are responsible for implementation and administration of the scheme. New guidance for local […]
Headway UK are pleased to have been consulted on a research project run by think tank Demos and consumer protection charity Cifas. The report, Protected by Design: New Fraud Protections for People at Risk, was launched on 1 July 2019. Speaking at the launch event, Headway’s Chief Executive Peter McCabe, said: “Finding more ways to support […]
The Neurological Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of their consensus statement on mental, emotional and cognitive health, written together with members of our mental health subgroup. This lays out what every person with a neurological condition should be able to expect, and what they believe needs to happen to get to a place […]
Headway Hull & East Riding’s newsletter for July is now available, just click on the link below to download. July 2019 Newsletter Hard copies of the latest newsletter are available at our meetings. Check out the events section for more information.
We had a great evening at the Danish Seamen’s Church on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Our guest speaker, Sandra Scarth, was on hand to answer any questions raised by members of the group. It was also great to see some new faces at the meeting, we hope you all enjoyed your evening and join us […]