People who have had a stroke or other recent brain injuries will be able to benefit from the experiences of those who have already lived through a similar condition, thanks to a grant from Norfolk Freemasons.
The £38,000 grant will fund a support programme which will improve access to specialist advice and help recently injured people and their relatives to understand the effects of brain injuries, including memory issues, fatigue and changes in behaviour.
The programme, delivered by Headway Norfolk and Waveney, will also lead to enhanced communication and cognitive skills, and a general improvement in confidence and wellbeing.
Mandy Hathway was just 20 years old, when she suffered an uncommon type of stroke which left her with a brain injury and facing serious surgery.
Now, after joining Headway, she is…