Fundraising for Headway Glasgow: Abseil The Falkirk Wheel!

We have a team of Headway members, workers, family members and all-round supporters of Headway Glasgow abseiling the Falkirk Wheel to raise money for us! If you would like to be involved, we have a few spaces left. The minimum fundraising amount is £50 and anything above that will go towards the running of our groups and providing information for those with ABI and their families and carers.

The event is on Saturday 2nd September at 10am. If you don’t fancy the height, you can sponsor our team by clicking the link below….and come along to support the Headway Glasgow abseiling team!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/falkirkabseil2017

 

 

 

Part Time Project Worker (Maternity Cover) Position Available

Exciting Opportunity at Headway Glasgow!

Headway Glasgow are now recruiting for a Part Time Project Worker (Maternity Cover) to work alongside a small team that support survivors  of acquired brain injury and their families and carers. All details can be found via the links below but if you have any queries about the role please contact Amy Prance-Smith, Project Worker, on 0141 332 8878. Applications can be forwarded to Simon Glen, via the details below. Closing date for applications is Monday 4th September at 9am.

Project Worker Advert (Mat cover 2017)

Project Worker Job Description (Mat Cover 2017)

 

Volunteer Training Sessions

volunteerWe are about to start some training for potential new volunteers.
We have various roles for volunteers in most of our groups. You can see the full list of groups on this page here: https://headwayglasgow.wordpress.com/activities-general/
At the bottom of this post I will include a example role description for volunteers in the Monday or Wednesday Group.
The three sessions of volunteer training are planned for:
  • Tuesday 11th July at 6pm Topic: Brain Injury Awareness
  • Tuesday 18th July at 6pm Topic: Epilepsy, Health and Safety
  • Tuesday 25th July at 6pm Topic: Boundaries and Volunteering

The sessions will last between 1.5-2 hours and the venue is Headway Glasgow’s office: The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street ,Glasgow.

Once you have completed the training sessions we would aim to complete the rest of the recruitment (an application form and 2 references), and then hopefully get you started with volunteering.

We will have a certificate prepared for anyone who completes the volunteer training with us.
If you are interested in attending the training to become a group volunteer please contact Simon@headwayglasgow.org

Example Role Description

Volunteer Role Description- Brain Injury Group Work Volunteer

Task:              To meet with people in Headway Glasgow, build trusting relationships, and encourage them to interact socially (e.g. talking with people, playing games, running a relaxation session)

Hours:            Around 4 Hours each week.

Location:       At Headway Glasgow activities (normally Renfield St Stephen’s Church Centre but may be elsewhere.)

Responsible to:  Simon Glen, Project Co-ordinator.

Training:        Induction on the key aspects of Health and Safety.

Ongoing Training on relevant topics.

Expenses:    Out of pocket expenses paid, plus travelling expenses or mileage rate.

Support and Supervision:  Will be provided regularly and as required.

Key Skills:     Outgoing nature, interest in other people, ability to listen, sensitivity.

The group sessions currently run on two days- Monday and Wednesday afternoons 1.30-4pm. The key tasks of the group are:

  • Preparation– preparing an activity for the group (usually agreed beforehand)
  • Setting up– moving the furniture around, getting signs up, bringing tea and coffee out, distributing information leaflets (if needed).
  • Welcoming– saying hello to people, catching up with them, making any new people feel at ease by including them in discussions or activity.
  • Running Activities– group activities, group games, one to one games, tournaments, quizzes, discussions, newsletter, planning etc.
  • Following up– following up things that people are interested in (getting information, making contact with someone about a service, pointing people in the right direction).
  • One to one contact– There will be regular one to one contact with you and service users as you build trusting relationships with people.
  • Saying Cheerio– almost as important as welcoming- making sure you say cheerio and maybe finding out when the person is in next, what plans they have before the next session.
  • Tidying up– furniture, leaflets, games, tea and coffee, making a note of anything that needs to be done.
  • Feedback– take time to say how you felt about the drop in group, and get feedback on how you were from others.

The Way Ahead – The Annual Headway UK Conference

Headway UK are holding their annual conference, ‘The Way Ahead’ at Yarnfield Park, Stone, England (not far from Stoke-on-Trent) from 30th June – 2nd July . The cost of the weekend is £130 which includes food and accommodation. There will be various talks, workshops and entertainment, not to mention the opportunity to meet other folk from different Headway groups across the UK.

There is also the opportunity to apply for a bursary so if you are interested in going, please contact me as soon as possible on amy@headwayglasgow.org or by phoning the office on 0141 332 8878 as places are going quickly!

More information can be found  below or by clicking the following link:

https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/professionals/events-and-conferences/the-way-ahead/The Way Ahead 2017

Head Injury Information Day (HIID) 2017

The annual Head Injury Information Day (HIID), sponsored by Digby Brown, is held on Wednesday May 10th at the Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge street, G2 3HN from 9-3.30pm. It’s a fantastic day full of information about brain injury (ABI) and local services. There will be guest speakers including professionals, various groups and members themselves, giving their perspective on different issues after ABI.

The event is FREE and open to people with an acquired brain injury, carers, family members and professionals with an interest in the field.  (Please note the change of venue from last year). Below is more information and a detailed outline of the day’s programme.

Hope to see you there!