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Ian’s virtual 1,000-mile cycle

Bury St Edmunds resident Ian Payne has set off on a virtual 1000-mile cycle, raising money for Stowmarket acquired brain injury rehabilitation centre Livability Icanho. Ian, who lives with brain injury after falling from a roof, is using a specially adapted therapy bike for what he is dubbing his UK Top to Toe Challenge. Ian […]

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My brilliant life after brain injury: Trisha’s story

‘I was such a mess! In my head I was scared, worried, and I had no money. Life was just dreadful.’ So says Suffolk resident Trisha, speaking about the days and weeks after she was knocked off her bike, sustaining a head injury. ‘I was cycling to a client’s and it’s the only time I […]

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Walking away from injury: Zara’s story

Walking from John O’ Groats to Land’s End – more than 1,000 miles – is quite a challenge. When Zara Dyer decided she was going to attempt this feat, she had a few barriers to cross – including learning to walk again. Zara sustained a brain injury in 2016 following a car crash in the […]

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From stroke to success: giving back to Livability Icanho

Last week, 24 January, Bob Power presented a £1,000 cheque for his gratitude to Livability Icanho, our brain injury rehabilitation centre in Suffolk. The money was raised by Bob’s fitness company, Next Level Fitness, which he founded after receiving life-changing treatment and therapy at Livability Icanho, following a debilitating stroke, which enabled him to regain […]

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Me, my family and brain injury

Livabilty Icanho’s skilled support means there is hope for the Glass family after dad Tony’s stroke When Tony arrived at Livability Icanho, he was not in a good place physically or mentally.  Tall and strongly built, with a young family, Tony was struggling to cope with the disabilities caused by a stroke six months earlier […]

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UK’s first Vector Body Weight Support System used for brain injury

This week, Livability Icanho welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and special guests to the official launch of a specialist piece of rehabilitation equipment. Livability Icanho have enhanced their rehabilitation provision, with the first Vector Body Weight Support System in the UK specifically for use by people with acquired brain injury/stroke. The new equipment not […]

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Support for families after a brain injury

Understanding the challenges post brain injury Brain injury, we know, affects all members of a family and their close social network. It is widely accepted that this impact can be as devastating for the close family members as it is for the survivor themselves. Chris Hearne-Sirman, Specialist Social Worker at Livability Icanho shares his advice, […]

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Celebrating 20 years of acquired brain injury rehabilitation

Livability Icanho celebrated 20 years of service last week. The centre has been operational since 1998 and over the last 20 years have provided specialist community brain injury rehabilitation to over 2,800 people and their families in Suffolk. Held at the centre, the event drew together people that have used the service over the years, […]

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Ashley’s story – how taking part in a sports event at the Olympic park supported a rehabilitation journey

‘Parallel is about bringing everyone together and having a can-do attitude. We shared our experience together and celebrated who we are as people. I saw people I work with independently achieving something which is out of this world.’ So says Chris Hearne-Sirman, specialist social worker with Livability Icanho, a rehabilitation centre for those with acquired […]

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How to manage your stress following a loved one’s acquired brain injury

It’s no secret that life can be challenging. Your job, family demands and finances can all contribute to more stress in your life. So it’s understandable if your stress levels go up after a loved one acquires a brain injury but there are ways for you to manage it. The demands made on our time […]

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