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New service in Croydon coming in 2014

Headway South West London are excited to introduce a new service in Croydon!  A monthly meeting will be held every third Wednesday – anyone affected by brain injury can come along for information, support and an opportunity to socialise with others.


Where: Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, CR0 5LA

When: Every third Wednesday of the month between 6.30-8pm

First meeting: 15th January 2014


Call or email with any questions.


Race Night at the Bricklayers Arms

On the 10th December 2013, instead of our usual group meeting we’ll be holding a fundraising race night at the Bricklayers Arms in Putney.

You can find full details about the night on our flyer.

We hope to see you all there!


New support service

supportLast month we launched a new support service to help people affected by brain injuries across South West London receive better care and support throughout their recovery. We know from experience that as people transfer between wards in the hospital, between hospitals and into their home that continuity of care can be a problem.

The new service will help people regain their independence in their community by providing support, advice and information to people when they leave hospital. The service will be provided by HSWL’s new Services Manager Lauren Macready.

Lauren previously worked at St George’s Hospital in Tooting and at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney and joined HSWL in 2012 to run the monthly group meetings and socials. To find out more about the service contact Lauren Macready on 07722 861642 or


Becky – off the Wall!

Becky Newman - Great Wall of China Marathon 2013It was the hardest race I’ve ever run. An unrelenting and unforgiving course that seems to slope upwards all the way. The first six miles are up a steep mountain road then it’s onto the wall. After 5000 knee-high steps you join the uphill mountain roads again for a giant sixteen mile loop.

Lots of the local Chinese line the route which is lovely, especially the children who are keen to high-five as you run
by. At mile 22 runners are sadistically directed back onto the wall to climb the 5000 steps all over again. We were like 2500 zombies crossing the Chinese countryside.

I can’t believe I did it in six hours, there were long stretches where I walked and was full of self-doubt. There was
a lot of congestion on narrow strips of the wall which slowed runners down. It felt like I was out there for 10 hours! I’m glad I did it but it was BRUTAL! Nice to be home again.