- Written by: Nina Milton
- Category: Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, News, Thanet
- Published: January 23, 2020
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 – email@example.com
Closing date for applications is Friday 21st February 2020
Interviews will be held Monday 2nd March 2020
On the weekend of 28th & 29th September, Amy Kerley (Canterbury Facilitator), Kevin Marlow and Charlie Welch, (both dedicated volunteers also at Canterbury) undertook, and successfully completed an Olympic length Triathlon! It apparently all started several months ago as just an idea, when as a group, they were discussing something they could do as a team that would challenge them and allow them to work to their strengths. It was thanks to one Canterbury clients suggestion, that they thought it would be a great idea for for the trio to take part in a team triathlon. This wasn’t to be any ordinary triathlon though, it would have to be an Olympic length triathlon!! Broken down it works out as a 40km (24.8 miles) bike ride, 10km (6.2 miles) run and a 1.5km (1 mile) swim. Thinking that this seemed like a great idea, between the three of them they made the decision that Kevin would complete the bike ride, Amy was to undertake the swimming portion of the challenge and Charlie opted to tackle the run. As we are sure you are aware on the weekend in question the weather was somewhat unpleasant with strong winds and rain. So, as we all know, safety comes first. Kevin kept a close eye on the weather forecast and made the decision to complete his cycling part of the triathlon on the Saturday, making sure he was there to cheer on his team members the following day. On Sunday 29th September 2019 the trio successfully completed their Olympic Length Triathlon, and between them raised approximately £700 thanks to all their wonderful supporters, friends and family. Fantastic achievement well done team Tri Tri Tri Again!!! Tri Tri Tri Again - Small
This year we are proud to be celebrating our 30th year as Headway East Kent, from little acorns, do mighty oaks grow!
Throughout September our five branches have a different event planned to commemorate this amazing milestone so be sure to check out our website and Facebook page regularly.
Our Canterbury branch kicked off the Celebrations with a BBQ, music, fun and games.
We like to keep active here at Headway East Kent, as a health body promotes a healthy mind, and over at our Canterbury branch they like to do things differently, in the form of Chair Base Zumba!
A fantastic and fun way to keep fit and motivated, here are some snap shots of the guys over at Canterbury displaying their certificates of achievement.
A relatively new scheme we have implemented here at Headway East Kent which allows clients to work towards aims and goals they have chosen to work towards as part of their rehabilitation during their time at Headway East Kent, and of course, where possible, we strive to help our clients accomplish those goals.
Well done guys!!
Here is a photo of the new Sea Life project the Canterbury branch started in the new year…
“We started our Sea life project at the beginning of this year. The clients began their project by creating the background which depicts the different depths of the sea, and we looked at the different colours. The clients then worked together and chose the preferred sea which they wanted to represent in their project, this was the Mediterranean.”
We are now looking at all the different types of colourful fish there are and we are looking at what lies at the bottom in the darkest parts of the sea this week. The clients have been researching online for unusual fish, coral and seaweeds, which we have been displaying them on the day centre T.V. for everyone to see.”