Headway Worcestershire

Recreation Enhancement Fund

Our charity provides care to adults with an acquired brain injury. The lockdown has severely impacted our clients' mental health, and has hindered their social and domestic skills. We want to improve their wellbeing by providing them with recreational and educational events to enjoy and learn from.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (702490)

open_in_new https://headwayworcestershire.org.uk/
Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£700

Donations

8

Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Our clients struggle with the simplest of tasks due to their brain injury, and used to come to Headway to practise lost skills and meet friends in similar situations. The lockdown has caused severe regression in these domestic and social skills, and their mental health has plumeted due to isolation, boredom and lonliness. The charity continued to support clients throughout lockdown but suffered loss of liquidity due to virus, so funds are too tight to spend on things other than care.

Solution

We want to reconnect our clients with local community and reintroduce them to daily skills like public transport, money handling and budgetting. We want to achieve this by taking them on holiday to Blackpool (which they loved in 2019!), on day trips out in community to educational and recreational places e.g to museums or the beach. We'd also love for speakers to visit our centres and chefs to give cookery demonstrations to stimulate clients. We want them to have much-needed fun and enjoyment!

  • "Thank you for the best 12 months I have had at the day centre, it feels like my second home. I have missed you all so, so, very much. I can't wait to see you all. Thank you all and I hope to see you very, very soon! Stay safe, stay well."

    — Allan