September Group Meetings

Balham Day Group Meeting

Tuesday 6th Sept, 10-11:30am, followed by a drop-in service until 1pm
Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8QY

This session will focus on ‘pacing’, or how to look after ourselves and plan activities to suit our abilities and achieve our aims in the time we have available to us.

Wimbledon Group Meeting

Tuesday 13th Sept, 7:30-9pm
Drake House, St Georges Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4ED

We are looking forward to seeing you all back at the Wimbledon meetings following the summer break in August. We have a guest speaker from Imperial College London joining us on the 13th Sept to talk about current research and TBI.

Croydon Group Meeting

Wednesday 21st Sept, 7:30-9pm
Harris Academy Purley, Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon CR2 6DT

Following the summer break, we will discuss the impact of a brain injury on everyday life. We will also identify topics you would like covered in future groups.

Richmond Group Meeting

Thursday 22nd Sept, 7:30-9pm
Moore Blatch Solicitors, 2 The Green, Richmond, London TW9 1PL

This month, the Richmond group will be meeting after the summer break on the usual 4th Thursday of the month – the 22nd September – where we will be joined by Jo Anderson from the Citizens Advice Bureau at St George’s Hospital. She will be available to answer questions and discuss any points people may wish to raise around benefits, work access and other topics in the social services arena.
We look forward to welcoming back existing members and meeting new members.

September Carers Group Meeting

Wednesday 21st September, 13:30- 15.00
Martin Way Allotments, Martin Way, London SW20 9NT
Costs will be covered by Headway South West London

At our last meeting there was lots of talk about the allotment!  September’s meeting will therefore be a picnic at the allotment. It will be a great opportunity to meet others in similar situations, have something to eat and enjoy the allotment.  This is open to any carer, relative or friend of a person affected by a brain injury.  Please note that this group is specifically for carers only.

The allotment is between Wimbledon Chase and Raynes Park Station.  More details about the allotment can be seen on the Headway South West London website.

There is a marquee there so the weather shouldn’t be an issue, though there will be a plan B just in case!  I will supply food and snacks for everyone so please let me know if you have any special requirements.  If anyone would like to bring anything along please let me.  If you do plan to attend, please let us know so we know how many to cater for, though you are more than welcome to just come along on the day.

Fundraising Bike Ride

Support the Moore Blatch team in the “Richmond to Windsor” bike ride in aid of Headway South West London

The challenge is dawning on us very soon and we would be delighted if you could support our bike ride in aid of Headway South West London (HSWL) by making a donation via our charity choice page:

This bike ride aims to raise awareness and funds for the local brain injury charity, HSWL. Headway has worked for over 30 years to provide assistance, information and services to many of the 135,000 people who suffer a brain injury each year.

Our firm specialises in supporting individuals with brain injury, and we are entering a team into the Bike Events, London to Windsor Bike Ride Challenge to raise awareness and funds for HSWL.

There are three routes, ranging from 29 miles, 37 miles and 55 miles. The ride will commence at 9.30 am on Sunday 4 th September, starting at The Green in Richmond, TW9 1PL and finishes at Alexandra Gardens in Windsor, SL4 1QZ.

It is not too late to get involved and for those of you who wish to participate, please contact or email Julia Bell or Eman Hassan on 020 8332 8639.

Trevor Sterling, Moore Blatch, comments: “Brain injury is an area very close to our heart, so we are delighted to be raising funds for the South West London branch of Headway which provides support for people all over South and South West London, including areas such as Wimbledon, Richmond, Balham and Croydon.”

Imperial College ‘Meet the Scientists’ Day

Would you like to find out more about research in Traumatic Brain Injury?

Friday 23rd September 2016, 1pm – 5pm
Burlington Danes Building, Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London in White City, W12 0NN

This annual Research Open Day is aimed at showcasing the TBI research currently going on at Imperial. The open day is on the afternoon of Friday 23rd September and they are running tours and talks about their research. It is aimed at any interested member of the public (e.g. brain injury survivors, carers, members of relevant charities/ groups such as Headway, and any other interested parties).

There will also be a panel discussion about getting back to work after brain injury (which will be run by Daniel Friedland [a clinical psychologist] and Attend [a back to work organisation]).

Find out more and register for the event here

It is completely free and lunch is provided.