Our rehabilitation hub in Chesterton is a place to work, learn, explore, enjoy and recover.

We offer a range of facilities and sessions, run by skilled rehabilitation workers and therapists, which are designed to help people meet their goals whatever they may be.

The majority of our sessions are delivered in groups and our clients are involved in the design and delivery of all of our programmes.

Each individual will have an assessment to identify personal needs and goals. Whether these goals are to get out and meet more people, increase confidence, develop skills or improve physical functioning, our programmes can help.

Life skills

Through our range of different life skills sessions people are able to practice and develop skills in a number of areas, including understanding and managing cognitive challenges, practical thinking, nutrition, goal setting, stress management and well-being.

Creative Arts

We offer creative arts sessions delivered by specialist staff with a background in rehabilitation and the arts.

People can choose from a range of mediums including fine art, drama, animation, craft and music. All artists are encouraged to develop their own interests and styles.

Through creative expression individuals are able to practice and develop new skills, build a sense of self, develop fine motor skills, improve and enrich communication, build confidence, reduce anxiety and inspire and support others.

Those that wish to can work towards performance or exhibition.

Horticulture and outdoor therapy

We offer therapeutic outdoor sessions where people practice a range of skills including growing plants and vegetables, permaculture, garden design and maintenance, wildlife gardening, outdoor cooking and bushcraft.

People use these sessions to develop practical and cognitive skills, find new roles and interests, improve overall health, fitness and mobility, learn to work as part of a team or just enjoy the space for relaxation and contemplation.

Exercise and fitness

Our fitness instructors are very experienced in working with people with a range of specific challenges including; hemiplegia, balance and co-ordination, sensory impairment, reduced limb mobility or weakness, muscle wastage and changed body shape and confidence.

Last year 97% of clients using our gym increased their performance in a range of cardiovascular and strength areas.

“I never imagined I’d be walking around without a stick. Now I can walk indoors without it. The gym instructor is absolutely brilliant. He’s helped so much to develop my strength and stamina. He knows exactly how to encourage our potential.”

"My name is Martin. Headway has been brilliant for me because I suffer from atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and the medical professionals say that the best remedy for that is exercise and I can do that in a safe environment at Headway Cambridgeshire with a structured programme."

The Workshop

We offer woodworking sessions delivered by specialist staff with a background in carpentry and rehabilitation.

Join our friendly group to learn new skills or make use of old ones by making and mending furniture and other objects in our fully accessible workshop in Peterborough.

Through working on a variety of practical projects, individuals are able to develop new physical and cognitive skills, gain in confidence, improve communication, joint decision-making and problem-solving.

Ever since Headway has been involved, my son’s life has completely turned around.
Chris, Headway client