Stowmarket brain injury centre Livability Icanho marks 20th anniversary

Therapists at Livability Icanho celebrating the centre's 20th anniversary. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Therapists at Livability Icanho celebrating the centre's 20th anniversary. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk rehabilitation centre has celebrated 20 years of service helping people recover from acquired brain injuries.

Livability Icanho, based in Stowmarket, has supported more than 2,800 patients from the county and their families since its launch in 1998.

The milestone was marked with a party at the centre attended by clients past and present, their friends and families, supporters, partner agencies and local dignitaries.

There was a blessing given by Reverend Michael Eden, vicar of St Peter and St Mary’s Church in Stowmarket, and musical entertainment by Stroke Songlines, a singing project for stroke survivors and their families.

Centre manager Rosemary Gravell said: “We are proud to be celebrating the achievements of our service.


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“A brain injury can have a devastating impact on someone’s life. In an instant, anyone can sustain a long or short-term disability which affects their livelihood, relationships and lifestyle.

“As well as the obvious physical difficulties that result, people often face the added stigma of hidden problems in communication, thinking, behaviour and emotional well-being.

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“At Livability Icanho, we are committed to working with people as they get their lives back on track following an injury.’

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