30th April, 2015
The refurbished West Wing at Thorpe Hall Hospice has opened up new opportunities for staff and clients at another city-based charity.
Headway Cambridgeshire has moved its Peterborough hub to the hospice and clients of the brain injury charity are now enjoying a host of new facilities – and looking forward to working on new projects alongside the hospice team.
The refurbishment of Sue Ryder hospice’s West Wing was completed in phase one of the two year project which is also seeing the building of a new inpatient unit. The Wing is used by the hospice’s day services, working with members with long term neurological conditions. But the remodelling of the space created new areas including space for a gym, consultation and group work rooms which Headway Cambridgeshire is now making use of.
The charity works with adults who have acquired a brain injury and other neurological conditions with a focus on rehabilitation – helping them relearn the skills they need to live as independently as possible.
One of the first projects the team will be working on as they settle into their new home is the creation of a kitchen garden in the grounds of Thorpe Hall, in partnership with the Hospice’s teams.
Headway Cambridgeshire service manager Kathy Bullock said: “By moving our Peterborough Hub to Thorpe Hall Hospice we have access to more rooms and additional space which will allow us to develop our services further. We are also very excited to be working alongside the hospice team to develop joint projects which, again, will give our clients new opportunities and experiences.”
Thorpe Hall Hospice director Jane Petit said: “We are delighted to have welcomed the Headway Cambridgeshire team to Thorpe Hall Hospice where they’re settling in well. This is just the start of what I am sure will be a very successful partnership between our charities which both share the same focus on offering personalised care for as long as it’s needed.”
“ 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. ”