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We are proud to announce we have received 3 years National Lottery Funding for a Brain Injury Community Social Prescribing Link Worker.

The role will empower people in the community and help them take control of their health and well-being. The Brain Injury Community Social Prescribing Link Worker will spend time with people to focus on, ‘what matters to me’. They will take a holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Social prescribing can help to strengthen community and personal resilience and reduces health inequalities. The role will help address the wider determinants of health, such as physical inactivity. The Link Worker will increase people’s active involvement, support people with their rehabilitation, including support for mental health, and those who are lonely or isolated, thus increasing an individual’s health and well-being. 

 

Who are we looking for:

We are looking for someone who has at least 1 years’ experience dealing with complex health issues, disabilities and mental health in a community setting. You must be confident, with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to work to Key Performance Indicators.  We are looking for someone who focuses on what people can do, and not what they can’t and a clear understanding of working in a person-centred manner.  Travel in East Kent is a critical element to this role and you must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle.

Please see full details in the attached documents.

To apply for this role please contact Linda Kerley – lkerley@headwayeastkent.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 21st February 2020

Interviews will be held Monday 2nd March 2020

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This weekend, after a lot of hard work Reg Singleton, one of our Ashford clients, his wife Jan an our Day Centres Manager Paula Brown travelled to Pickering, Yorkshire for the official launch of our new ‘Headway Rose’.

Here is a snap shot of Reg and his wife Jan at RV Rogers Rose Nursery receiving the official certificate of authenticity for the rose.

A full story of Reg’s achievement written by KM News can be read by following the link below;

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/flower-named-after-brain-injury-128468/

Details on how to acquire your own Headway rose will be posted on our website at a later date.

Thanks Reg for all your hard work, and well done on achieving this amazing gift!

 

On the 8th April 2017 at Headcorn Aerodrome, Lily Barnes, Day Centre Assistant at our Ashford branch, one of our newest members of staff, decided along with her brother Ollie and Uncle Chas, to do a charity Skydive, with monies raised being donated to Headway East Kent.

They successfully completed the jump and raised a fantastic £1500.00…well done guys!!

Ashford Client’s presented with their Yoga Certificates

Ashford clients have been doing Yoga with Caelia for some months and now received their first certificates. Hopefully just the start of things.