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New ABI statistics from Headway UK

StatsInfographic1-stopwatchesTo mark Action for Brain Injury Week, Headway UK have launched the first dataset on all ABI-related hospital admissions in the UK. These include non-superficial head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, encephalitis, and a variety of additional conditions.

The figures show a concerning growth in the number of people sustaining injuries to the brain each year, particularly among females, where the number being admitted to hospitals in the UK with non-superficial head injuries has risen by a shocking 24% since 2005-06.

See the full infographic


HSWL Allotment

Recently, HSWL have been luck y enough to acquire an allotment for our members, family and friends at Martin Way Allotments. Find out more

The allotment has been cleared but we now need your help to get tools together, build raised beds and plan what and when we are going to plant.

If you are interested in helping out, please come along on Saturday 16th May. We will be meeting at 10:30 am at Drake House,  Wimbledon, or at 11 am at the allotment. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to We hope to see you there!

We need to following list of equipment and tools. If you are able to donate any of these, please let us know at

Watering can
Water butt
Compost bin
Small forks
Gardening gloves
Plastic chairs & table
Rooting powder
Seed trays and pots
Kneelers / seats for people with limited mobility

Any other donations would also be very gratefully received.


March group meetings

March’s Wimbledon meeting was about goals, and setting ourselves targets. We met for an evening of discussion and sharing of personal experiences. We discussed the SMART process of setting personal targets to ensure success. There were some interesting discussions about whether goals need to be realistic or whether they need to make you aim high and be ambitious. Everyone was able to involve themselves in the discussion and helped each other to set some detailed, specific and time defined goals. Some members of the group were able to discuss how they had achieved things in the past and some adjusted current goals they have set themselves, to be more detailed. Thank you all for coming and making this such an interactive evening! Let us know your goals by writing to HSWL on Facebook.

At the March Croydon meeting we had a lovely visit from Chris Patterson of the Croydon Carers’ Centre. We discussed the variety of useful services provided by the centre, including day trips and a discount card – which caught much attention! Again, we had a good show of people, many of whom were able to share experiences with Chris, who has first hand experience of caring for a loved one.


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!