Headway Outreach Team

nicola PageNicola Rowe joined Headway in January 2003 having moved to Leicester from Brighouse in West Yorkshire. She says “Yes, I know what you’re thinking, didn’t they have a brass band?” Prior to working for Headway she worked at a residential school with children and young adults with profound physical and mental disabilities.
Her role as Headway Outreach Support Worker involves 1:1 or group support to people with acquired brain injuries in the community.
She covers Leicester city, North Leicestershire and Rutland and is one of only three full-time members of staff. “I like the way my work changes from day to day and enjoy the challenge presented by the different clients I work with.”
dawn grayDawn Gray Prior to coming to Headway Dawn was a child care officer at a residential school in Derby for children with learning disabilities. After moving to Leicester she decided to gain further qualifications at Leicester College and whilst taking her BTEC in Social Care she joined Headway as a volunteer and then went on to working in Headway House as a Day Centre Worker. When a new Outreach Service was set up Dawn was one of the first members of staff involved and continues to be part of the Outreach team covering South Leicestershire. julie pageJulie Page joined Headway as an Outreach worker in 2000. She has worked as a C.P.N. and as a Counsellor in a G.P. surgery as well as nursing in a residential home but feels she found her ideal job at Headway.
She is responsible for working with people in hospital who are recently injured offering family and carers support, advice and information. Julie also sees people at home after discharge from hospital where she loves the challenge of assisting people to build up their lives again and feel good about themselves. She feels very lucky to be a part of the Headway team and how they all work together with members and clients.

madhu parmarMadhu Parmar Ethnic Minorities Support Worker
Madhu joined Headway Leicester in June 2005 as a part-time ethnic Minority Support Worker supporting people in the community from various backgrounds with different cultural and religious needs.
Madhu has also had first hand experience in dealing with the effects of brain injury having cared for a close family member with an acquired brain injury. She says “My work can be quite challenging at times but the rewards of seeing someone succeed with determination, perseverance and positive attitude despite their brain injury makes it all worthwhile.” Madhu feels that working at Headway has been a very positive learning curve and she looks forward to future developments.
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