5th June, 2020
After 13 years at Headway Cambridgeshire in a variety of roles including Community Brain Injury Co-ordinator, Services Manager and currently, Chief Exective, Kathy Bullock will be stepping down at the end of June. We want to take the opportunity to say thank you to Kathy for all her fantastic work over the past few years and wish her the very best in her future endeavours. She says;
“It has been my absolute privilege to work with and over the past few years lead, the most passionate, committed and inspirational team of staff, volunteers and clients one could ever wish for. Headway Cambridgeshire is a truly special organisation working alongside those with a brain injury and their families to achieve great things. I hope to remain a supporter and advocate for many years to come."
We are very happy to introduce Sue Clements who will be taking over as our new chief executive officer.
Sue is an experienced healthcare professional who has worked in health and social care for over 30 years. Sue originally qualified as a Registered General Nurse at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. She later moved to London and qualified as Mental Health Nurse at St George’s Hospital.
Sue worked in a number of services across London providing support for people with Drug and Alcohol problems, many of whom had complex health and social problems, and were often on long and challenging recovery journeys.
For the last ten years Sue has worked in a number of prisons leading and developing healthcare services. She started off as Head of Healthcare in HMP Brixton, before moving to coordinate and lead services across the country. This included leading on new screening programmes and services for people with a history of traumatic brain injury and reablement for people with acquired brain injury. Sue says;
"I’ve increasingly become aware of the long- term impact of brain injury and the differing ways it impacts on individuals and their families. Two years ago my mother experienced a brain injury. Not only did it impact her physically but it had a huge impact on her confidence and mental wellbeing. Through the support of services like Headway she has made huge progress and has the social activities in place that are so important to her.
I am so excited to be coming to Headway Cambridgeshire, and working with people who use the services and the staff who provide them. I want to ensure Headway Cambridgeshire continues to develop and provide the services people need at each stage of their recovery journey."
“ The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me. ”