Headway Hull and East Riding - About Us
- Newsletter. A newsletter is circulated each month by post and email to anyone interested in brain injuries. This includes details of local events and taps into national news from Headway UK. Contact Lesley if you would like to be added to the mailing list.
- Meetings are usually monthly, normally at Humber All Nations Alliance,, 44, Portland Street, Hull. HU2 8JX, see our facebook page or twitter feed for information. They present an opportunity for a friendly chat to other families over coffee and a bun. Speakers have included talks and presentations on Memory Loss, Epilepsy, Welfare Rights, Recycling Unlimited etc. Meetings may be morning, afternoon or evening and the day of the week varies too, to enable more people to attend. We also enjoy the occasional quiz and social event.
- Information. Booklets published by Headway UK on various aspect of brain injury such as epilepsy, managing anger, memory loss, returning to work, driving after a brain injury, etc., are available through Lesley and at meetings.
- We circulated leaflets "Could it be a brain injury" to GPs as part of the Headway UK 2006 campaign.
- Training. Headway UK training officer, Steve Shears, has provided two separate full days "Understanding Brain Injury" and "Challenging Behaviour after Brain Injury´".
- Lobbying. Putting forward issues raised by people with brain injuries, their families and carers. Gathering information on services available across our county. Highlighting gaps in service.
- Fund Raising. To cover the cost of producing and circulating the Newsletter, cost of booklets, room hire etc.
- General. A group of members met with psychology students at Hull University to give a first hand idea of what it is like to live with a brain injury.
- We have spoken at seminars at Hull University organised by the ABI Forum and The Institute of Therapists.
- We are part of the advisory group for the University of York Social Policy Research Unit project: Evaluation of the National Service Framework for people with long-term neurological conditions.
Please note that the views expressed in this website are not necessarily the views of the Headway