- Headway Northampton was established in 1982 and was one of the first groups in the country. It ran under the National Body; Headway – the brain injury association.
- Headway Northampton became a charity in its own right in 1992.
- We moved to our present home at Heathfield Way, Kings Heath in December 2008. The unit has developed into a recognised centre of excellence for brain injury.
- In October 2014 Headway Northampton was one of the first Headway’s to become a C.I.O (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). The C.I.O. was set up so the trustees do not have to take any financial liability for the charity.
- The trustees are governed by the voting members of Headway Northampton, to have a say in our future please become members, membership form on our website
Headway Northampton is a unique facility for people who have an acquired brain injury and their families in Northamptonshire.
In many cases people make a full physical recovery after their injury but are left with a number of psychological problems.
In 2008, Headway Northampton moved for the third time to Heathfield Way. This has provided the environment which Headway Northampton so desperately needed. For the first time in a number of years, we have an outdoor space which we have used for fetes and BBQ’s as well as a great deal of indoor space which has allowed us to offer a wide range of groups and courses, which we could not previously have imagined.
In 2011, we opened “The Kennedy Suite”. This facility allows our service users to access calming and relaxing treatments to help to improve their self esteem and reduce their high levels of anxiety. However, the facility also provides service users with an opportunity to maintain their own personal care in a user friendly environment. This is something which is priceless to those who are no longer able to attend to themselves in their own home.
In October 2014 Headway Northampton took the step to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. But whatever our status I feel that Headway Northampton has developed its unit services to an outstanding level and in the years to come I hope that we can provide these services both inside our unit and beyond. I would like us to begin to provide an outreach service for individuals with brain injury in Northamptonshire and would also like to go back to our roots, as a support group for both service users and their families in the evenings.
The needs of our Service Users are ever changing and Headway Northampton will continue to evolve with them with your continued help and support. To this end, our motto of over 30 years continues to be as relevant as ever.
“To move forward, to stimulate and inspire. Yet hope is unbroken.”