31st January, 2017
The Forward Focus Group at Headway Cambridgeshire is currently made up of eight clients who have weekly sessions to develop their skills in project management, planning, effective communication and team work.
Last year Headway Cambridgeshire were the beneficiaries of a Heritage Lottery grant which was awarded to us so that we could run a project looking at the history of brain injury, the Headway Cambridgeshire site in Fulbourn and Ida Darwin herself. The tasks required to fulfil the project fitted the rehabilitation aims of the members of the Forward Focus Group and so they took on the challenge.
The project is now complete and we are showing off our findings at an event on the 22nd February at 6pm at Parkside College. The evening, which will consist of an exhibition, talks, recorded histories and a film is the culmination of many months of research into the social, political and medical history of support for people with brain injury. It charts the progress from a time when those with such injuries were deemed to be ‘feeble-minded’ to the present day and has the unique perspective of a research project that has been conducted by brain injured people, about brain injured people.
Everyone is invited to come along to our event to see the work that has been achieved and to learn something new about the history of brain injury and Headway Cambridgeshire.
“ As a brain injured person it can sometimes be hard to feel positive about your progress but the gym instructor at Headway Cambridgeshire pushes me in the right direction and helps me to feel more enthusiastic about what I am able to achieve and what I might achieve in the future. ”