POSITIVE About Life After Brain Injury
Headway Basingstoke is a local independent registered charity supporting people living with brain injury and their carers & families in the North Hampshire area
Heather Imber (Jury)
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Heather, our first Service Manager at Headway Basingstoke.
Having been a trustee and then manager at Headway Portsmouth, Heather came to Headway Basingstoke in 2014 just as we had successfully bid for our CCG contract. She was instrumental in adapting the service from its previous model to the one we see today. She was truly dedicated to her role, she absolutely loved her job and was totally driven in making life better for people with brain injuries and their families. If you snapped her in half she would have Headway written through her like a stick of rock.
Of her many legacies at Headway Basingstoke, her most recent was the introduction of a new social day, Funday Monday, the aim of which is to combat the feelings of isolation and insecurity felt by our clients resulting from the numerous lockdowns caused by Covid 19.
Anyone who met Heather would say how professional she was, and had a calm manner which inspired confidence in others.
At Headway Basingstoke we simply do not have enough words to express our deep gratitude for the eight years we were blessed to have her. She made strong friendships and was more than an employee. We will miss her forever and our sincere sympathies go out to her husband Doc and children Stuart and Christina.
Headway Basingstoke continues to provide vital information and support to help you during the coronavirus outbreak. We’ve adapted the way in which we deliver services to include outreach and online support to help you cope during these difficult times. We’re also here for when additional difficulties may arise.
The health, social and economic impact of coronavirus, or COVID-19, cannot be understated. At Headway Basingstoke, we understand that the ever-changing environment, in which social change is happening at an unprecedented pace, is causing significant concern to individuals, carers and families affected by brain injury. We aim to adapt to these changes to meet the needs of our service users.
We know that routine can be very important to some people living with the long-term effects of brain injury, with social isolation often exacerbating its behavioural, emotional and psychological effects. Social isolation can also put great strain on families and carers. We’re here for you and will continue to provide as much support as we can during this incredibly challenging time.
We’re here – Stay with us and continue to support us supporting you.
Supporting people living with brain injury in the North Hampshire area
Quality Accreditations held by Headway Basingstoke
Headway UK Governance Standard – Level 3
Hampshire County Council Preferred Provider for physical activities for disabled adults