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Headway West Suffolk gets ahead with computer gift from Suffolk county councillors

Five county councillors have brought five laptops using their funding for West Suffolk Headway clients.  Pictured is Sue Tate, care manager, with Headway members Alan Moore, Tony Nash, Stephen East and Clive Jones.

Five county councillors have brought five laptops using their funding for West Suffolk Headway clients. Pictured is Sue Tate, care manager, with Headway members Alan Moore, Tony Nash, Stephen East and Clive Jones.

Five councillors have donated money from their locality budgets to enable people with head injuries to expand their IT skills.

Suffolk county councillors David Nettleton, Trevor Beckwith, Jessica Fleming, Jane Storey and Joanne Spicer allocated funds to enable new computers to be purchased by Headway West Suffolk.

The charity based at Northgate Business Park supports people who have acquired brain injuries.

The new computers will enable clients to do everyday tasks that many people take for granted and specialist software will also help their cognitive function.

Care manager Sue Tate said: “We are extremely grateful to the councillors and the people of Suffolk for their support.

“Computers and internet access are part of everyday life and we can support our members in using them to do ordinary tasks asuch as shopping online, checking emails, using the internet and generally promoting their independence.

“We also use specialist software to assist with cognitive function which is commonly affected following a brain injury. It ensures they are kept up to date with technology and not left behind.”

Headway West Suffolk offers day and community support to more than 50 people each week and needs £25,000 a year to provide its services.

 

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