We’re all going on a … spring AND summer holiday!

From swimming and cookery to orienteering and trips to the beach, Headway Devon’s new respite breaks offer a varied programme of activities to help people with brain injuries improve their skills in a fun and enjoyable way.

Earlier this month, Headway Devon staff and clients embarked on the first in this new series of holidays.

Run in partnership with the Fire Fighters’ Charity, who have kindly allowed us to book accommodation at their local respite centre, each break provides a week of activities for six people with brain injuries.

The aim of the new holiday scheme is to provide regular respite opportunities to carers, as well as offering brain injury survivors the chance to try new activities and learn new skills.

The first holiday was very successful: the clients were able to rediscover forgotten hobbies, visit local beauty spots, and meet new people; while full-time carers were able to enjoy some valuable time for themselves.

The second break will take place in June this year and will be able to accommodate a further six people with brain injuries. If you would like to find out more or to register your interest in these breaks, please call 01392 211822 or email myra@headwaydevon.org.uk.