Speaker Meeting 28th January 2019

Debra Morris and Rebecca Manship - Headway, Derby

Debra is Chair of Trustees and Rebecca is Operations and Development Manager for Headway Derby

During their presentation, Debra and Rebecca explained that Headway Derby is a local registered charity providing a range of support and development services for brain-injured people, their families and carers. Sometimes following a brain injury life skills have to be relearnt or adapted. With approximately 30 volunteers and 5 staff, Headway Derby provide practical and emotional support to assist local people to come to terms with life after a brain injury. Support can include helping with emails, growing produce, online shopping, learning to Skype other people within Headway, anger management and 1-2-1 services. These are just a few examples of the services provided to help members.

This year Headway Derby celebrates 25 years, and the umbrella charity Headway UK has been established 40 years. Debra and Rebecca were keen to point out that they receive no financial support from the Headway UK and raise the necessary funds locally.

l to r Debra Morris, Chris Tew, Rebecca Manship

Last year, there were 2,641 people admitted to local hospitals with a brain injury. 28 of these were helped by Headway, alongside 20 family members. The cost of this support is £2,798 per person per year.

Headway Derby work closely with professionals at the NHS Head Injury Team based at London Road Community Hospital, not far from their new Brain Injury Hub, Suite A, Bateman Court, Bateman Street, Derby, DE23 8JQ.

For more information on the work of Headway Derby please visit www.headwayderby.org

Church Wilne Rotary Club is attracting new members through various initiatives, associate membership, satellite clubs and Friends of Rotary, where people can assist with running some of our events. Volunteering helps to get a taste of what it would be like to join the club

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by our club please contact our Secretary, Mick White at: rccw1220@gmail.com

Rtn David Smith
For Church Wilne Rotary

21st January 2019


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