About Headway Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde

Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.

We’re a charity in Blackpool Wyre and Fylde who aims to provide information, support and social activities for people suffering from acquired brain injuries. We also aim to support carers, family and friends. Perhaps most importantly, we offer the chance to share experiences knowing that the group members understand some of the problems and difficulties that acquired brain injury brings.

We currently run drop in sessions twice a month on Tuesdays. For the dates please see the News & Events page.

We are a busy charity with a dedicated team of trustees and volunteers. We run many social activities and fundraising events, there is always lots going on!

We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to find out more about our work.

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Meet the team

 

Services

We offer a range of services for our members and their families and carers; from drop in sessions and social activities to practical support and advice regarding personal finance and benefit claims.

Current Services   Our Aims for the Future

Meet the Team

We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team of trustees, committee members and volunteers who all work together for the good of the charity.

Marie Sloan

Marie Sloan

Chair of the Trustees & Director
Jonathan Young

Jonathan Young

Trustee & Director
Mark Rybczynski

Mark Rybczynski

Trustee & Director
Naomi Saul

Naomi Saul

Committee Member
Keith Whigham

Keith Whigham

Committee Member
Angela Whigham

Angela Whigham

Committee Member
Samantha Ashcroft

Samantha Ashcroft

Network Coordinator
Ian Kendrick

Ian Kendrick

Patron
Karen Kendrick

Karen Kendrick

Patron

Volunteers Needed

At Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde we are always keen to hear from enthusiastic volunteers wishing to work with us.

How you can help

We can offer you:

  • acquired brain injury training
  • volunteer handbook
  • close supervision
  • Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde t-shirt
  • fantastic opportunity to meet and work with new people and develop your skills

As you will be working with vulnerable adults, we ask that you provide two references. We also carry out DBS checks on all our volunteers.

There are many ways that you can help us:

  • bespoke projects involvement including (walking group, art, cooking and nutrition)
  • befriending at Headway sessions
  • newsletter development
  • fundraising support
  • publicity and marketing
  • event support
  • IT support
  • photography

Our Sponsors

There are a number of generous businesses and individuals who have helped Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde and continue to do so. Many of them you will find here along with links to the fantastic work they do.

If you would like to sponsor us and the important work we do then we’d love to hear from you!

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How to help

  • The Newton Arms Pub
  • Woodhouse Opticians
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • Lancashire - COVID-19 Community Support Fund

Useful Information

Use the links below to find out some useful facts about brain injury. You can also view the Headway Information Library for further information.

  • “I’m passionate about working with and for those with acquired brain injuries. The work that Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde does is massively important and very valuable to those out there in need of support, advice and a safe environment in which to share. I’ll be adding to the already excellent work being done by the current trustees, the wider team and the many volunteers.”

    Marie Sloan Chair of the Trustees & Director

  • “Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde is a fun-loving charity which makes a real difference to the lives of brain injury survivors and their families, within the area.”

    Jonathan Young  Trustee & Director