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Friday Friends Drop In

Friday Friends Drop In - 3rd Friday of every month at Headway Surrey, Headway House, 21 North Road, Stoughton, Guildford, GU2 9PU.

2022 Dates: 21st October, 18th November, 16th December.

2023 Dates: 20th January 2023.

10.30am-12 noon.

Relaxed, safe space for coffee and talking.  All welcome, family, carers and health professionals, potential volunteers and fundraisers. Meet others with similar life experiences, see if our services can support you.

Brain injury can be caused at any time in your life. The result is that you may not be able to do the things you used to do.  Your personality may have changed.  So, if you have experienced a stroke, heart attack, brain tumour, encephalitis, aneurysm, etc, or a traumatic injury such as a road traffic collision, sporting injury, work incident, trip or fall, assault come and see us.

Enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, talk to our knowledgeable staff, talk to others, play a game of pool, play a board game or cards, sit in our small garden, read the newspaper.  All welcome. 

FREE OF CHARGE   Donations welcome for tea, coffee, biscuits and cake.

It's helpful but not essential if you can let us know you are coming in advance enquiries@headwaysurrey.org 

PARKING    If you have a blue badge, please let us know in advance.  We have 5 parking spaces Bays A-E outside the centre and there are additional on street free parking spaces in North Road, Stoughton Road and Stoughton Barracks. 

VOLUNTEERS   We would like a couple of friendly people to make tea and coffee for our visitors.  It's a great role and you get to meet all sorts of people.

 

Occasionally we will have a walking group instead, at a different location.  eg. Godalming, Woking, Guildford, Cobham, RHS Wisley.  However, we are not doing these at the moment, as we do not have any volunteers.  It is usually about 1 mile on a flat and disability friendly route, so it is suitable for those with walking aids and wheelchairs.  The walk incorporates a refreshment stop.

The staff and volunteers will be there to meet you from 10.30am for 10.45am start. Finishing at approximately 12noon.  If you are unable to manage the walk but would like to meet us at the refreshment stop for a spot of socialising, we can try to accommodate. The locations we pick normally have free parking, disabled parking, public toilets, seating and refreshment facilities.  We will be collecting donations on the day for Headway Surrey (cash preferred, however card reader will be available).

The Walking Group is suitable for those with acquired brain injury, family, friends, their children and well behaved dogs on short leads.  

Further information
If you want to find out more about our activities and the location of the walk, contact us below and register your interest. 

Email: referral@headwaysurrey.org
Tel: 01483 454433.

Volunteers

We need volunteers to help with Walking Groups or Social Activities, so if you are interested, please email: chloe@headwaysurrey.org 01483 454433

Other Services

Charges and Referral

Read about our charges and how to be referred to Headway Surrey.

Art Sessions

Read about our sessions. The first one is free!

Brain Injury Education Workshops

Education workshops aim to help the understanding of how brain injury affects a person’s thinking skills.

Brain Injury ID Card

The Card is designed to help the general public and Police to more easily identify brain injury survivors and ensure that they receive an appropriate response and support.

Coffee Morning Online

This is a FREE SERVICE and is available to anyone with an Acquired Brain Injury.

Counselling Services

A safe space to enable change without judgement where each person can explore and discuss their issues.

Family and Carers Survival Toolkit Course

Family, close friends and carers are important and need their own space and time to deal with the effects of being with and caring for someone with a brain injury.

One to One Individual or Family Sessions

We offer one to one education sessions on zoom for individuals or family groups to educate and support on individual issues.

Lunch & Learn Professional Talks

We can provide tailored training to your staff or group. This can be a presentation on a particular topic or a question-and-answer session.

Understanding Brain Injury Course

Adults with a brain injury learn about the brain and changes to cognition, fatigue, emotion and communication.

How you can Help Us

Donate to Headway Surrey

We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families. There are many ways to make a donation

Volunteer

Whatever your skills and experience - we can find you a role.

Fundraising

It is surprisingly easy to help raise funding for Headway Surrey.