Headway Cambridgeshire

Headway Cambridgeshire provides specialist services to people with an acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions and their families and carers.

Brain injury can affect anybody, at any time. Headway Cambridgeshire supports people through these life-changing events, building bespoke services to meet their needs and aspirations and helping people to live as independently as possible and achieve their full potential.

With two hubs in Peterborough and Fulbourn, they offer a programme of activities and specialist services aimed at recovery and social rehabilitation. Working across the county of Cambridgeshire, the charity provides information, hospital liaison, occupational therapy, community enablement and the opportunity to participate in social events.



Neuroscience theme

Cambridgeshire Lupus Group

Cambridgeshire Lupus Group gives a local point of contact to help, support and give general advice to people with Systemic, Cutaneous and Discoid Lupus and associated conditions.

The group supports members through information and education about Lupus and the latest developments in its treatment. By arranging events, local support meetings, publishing a local newsletter and working with health professionals to increase the awareness of lupus.

Cambridgeshire Lupus Group supports the young person’s lupus group at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Facebook: Cambridgeshire Lupus Group

About Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a presently incurable, but in most cases manageable, illness of the immune system, a condition in which the body’s defence mechanism begins to attack itself through an excess of antibodies in the blood stream causing inflammation and damage in the joints, muscles and other organs.

The majority of lupus patients are young women aged 16-55 but men and even young children can be affected.

Lupus may be triggered by various means and can present in a bewildering number of ways, even to the extent of mimicking other illnesses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or Multiple Sclerosis. The cause of lupus is not known, although research has provided evidence implicating heredity, hormones, environmental factors and infections including viruses.

Inflammation, infection and immunotherapeutic theme

Lipodystrophy UK

Lipodystrophy UK is a patient support group for patients who have the rare disease lipodystrophy, which covers a group of conditions characterised by the lack of subcutaneous fat (normal fat storage under the skin). Lipodystrophy can be generalised (total fat loss) or partial (partial fat loss) and familial (inherited) or acquired (not inherited).

The inability to store fat under the skin causes fat to be stored in places such as the muscles and liver which leads to severe metabolic complications including insulin resistance, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver disease and many others. Currently, there is no cure for Lipodystrophy and only the secondary complications can be managed/treated. Lipodystrophy affects approximately 1 in 1 million people across the world.



Metabolism, endocrinology and bone theme

Breathe Easy Cambridge Support Group

Breathe Easy Cambridge Support Group is a local patient support group who meet in Cambridge on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at St Catherine’s Road, Cambridge, CB4 3 XJ between 14:00 and 16:00. The group are part of the British Lung Foundation and more information can be found on their website.

Breathe Easy Cambridge Support Group supports patients, carers and family members living with a lung condition.

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease Theme