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Headway South Bucks can help you after brain injury

About Brain Injury

Find out more about brain injury and its effects

Welcome to Headway South Bucks

Headway South Bucks cares for people who have acquired a brain injury whether through sporting or work accidents, road traffic accidents, assault, illness or disease. It is affiliated to the national Headway organisation at www.headway.org.uk/

Support is given in two main ways:

  • Through our Resource Centre in Bourne End, where activities take place to improve cognitive, memory, coordination and living skills together with confidence building in social skills. These activities are designed to help people to rebuild their lives following brain injury. The centre has approximately 18 places available each day and runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Some clients choose to enjoy just one day per week whilst others enjoy attending on two or three days.
  • We also provide support to Carers through our unique Carers' Support Programme, which was recently introduced and which offers regular themed meetings, outings and individually-tailored respite.

Headway South Bucks also works in partnership with other organisations in Buckinghamshire and beyond -  including CHIS, the Community Head Injury Service based in Aylesbury. Please see our Sources of Help page for further information on these organisations.

Currently over 25 families are supported across South Bucks and the surrounding areas. If we cannot provide advice and support ourselves we will put you in contact with people who can.

Please feel free to use our website as a resource and we hope the information here helps you. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know through the Contact Us link you will find at the foot of every page.

Our Services

We offer a range of services, both directly and through our affiliations with other organisations. You can find out more by clicking on the links below, or referring to our Sources of Help page.

Resource Centre: Headway South Bucks runs a Resource Centre for brain injury survivors who are welcome at various stages of their recovery. We are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 51 weeks per year, and provide a welcoming and friendly meeting place for our "Clients".

Carers’ Support Programme: In 2013, we successfully launched a unique offering called the Headway South Bucks Carers' Support Programme, which has four key elements designed to support our Carers. The Carers' Support Programme (CSP) is available to all non-paid Carers and immediate family members involved in the care of Headway South Bucks' ABI Clients/Service Users. The programme is offered free-of-charge to these carers and family members.

Sign-posting: We will always try to help, but in certain situations may need to “sign-post” you to a different organisation who may have more specialist experience in a certain area.

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Find out more and apply online on our Volunteering Page

Latest News

What’s New, Headway South Bucks?

Our Newsletter, of course! We’re bringing our trustees, staff, volunteers, friends, clients, and their families and carers a biannual update of the latest HSB happenings! A collaboration of past events, notable donations, and topical discussions from our Bourne End base. Have your diaries ready and waiting to save-the-date of our upcoming events. We have joined the forces of our re-launched social media, and national news from Headway UK to bring you the most current and relevant content. View or download the Newsletter here.

We value your input, so please share your opinion with us at www.facebook.com/HeadwaySB 

For more information, contact Trustee Ellie Ewbank directly (ellie.ewbank.trustee@headwaysouthbucks.org.uk)

Thank you – The HSB Team!

25th August 2017 - HSB Causing ‘Treble’ At The Music Museum! 

On 25th August 2017, Headway South Bucks welcomed clients, carers, volunteers and staff to join them for a fun and educational experience at the Musical Museum in Kew. 
The museum presented a fascinating range of self-playing instruments, music rolls, and told the story of how people listened to music before the days of microphones and electronics. We learned how music was captured, instruments powered and experienced the sounds and actions of self-playing instruments throughout their evolution. We particularly enjoyed seeing the ‘Wurlitzer’ coming up from the ground onto the stage during the performance. 
All in all, everyone thoroughly appreciated their experience of original music entertainment from years ago, and getting involved in a historic music therapy session! 
Following our morning at the museum, we enjoyed a 2-course lunch at the Coach and Horses Pub. The food was excellent, and the staff looked after us very well. 
The day was another huge success for HSB, with clients and carers praising thanks to everybody that made it happen. Another “Lovely day out with good company” for HSB – it’s music to our ears!

Prince Harry 20th July 2017 - Prince Harry launches Brain Injury ID card

Read the report of this new initiative launched today by Prince Harry, on the Headway National website here.


Ted-Way 15071715th July 2017 - Our Supporters Rock!

We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the Hutchins family, friends, and talented musicians for their hospitality at Willow Wood Festival in Cookham, this Saturday. Everyone had a wonderful time, and thoroughly enjoyed coming together for an afternoon of family fun in support of the work that we do at Headway South Bucks. This charity is very close to the hearts of our hosts, and their friendship going forward is an invaluable asset to us.

We can all agree that the event was a huge success, and the opportunity helped us to raise awareness of acquired brain injury and the support that we offer at HSB. We are absolutely blown away by the generosity of everyone that attended – a donation to our services totalling almost £2,000! Your fundraising efforts will allow us to run the resource centre, provide external therapists, and run activities ranging from arts and crafts to SportsAble. Your donation will enable us to support carers and families of those affected by brain injury, and help secure the future of our charity. We look forward to deciding how best to invest this contribution to benefit our clients moving forward.

We are extremely thankful to our team of HSB trustees, staff and volunteers that represented us on the day, and to all their recruits! – we appreciate your hard work leading up to, and on, the day, and for sharing your wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the cause. Thanks also to ‘Ted-way bear’ for getting on board, and collecting as many donations as he could get his paws on!

Upcoming Events

Forthcoming Diary Dates - for Clients and Carers:

Thursday 30th November 2017


All clients and carers are invited to our special Christmas treat of fish and chips followed by visiting reindeer.
More details soon.

Tuesday 12th December 2017


Headway South Bucks Christmas Lunch at Bourne End

Wednesday 9th May 2018


Lunch venue tbc, then An Officer and a Gentleman at the Swan Theatre in High Wycombe.

Recent Events

April 20th 2017 - Vist to Aylesbury to see "Ghost - the Musical"

Headway South Bucks recently went to see a live production of “Ghost the musical” at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. We had a great turn-out of clients, carers, volunteers, and staff, and were all very excited for the day ahead. We chose a great day to enjoy coffee and a traditional 2-course pub lunch at “The Firecrest” in Wendover. We were even lucky enough to be able to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful sunshine before heading onwards. After a short journey to the theatre, we took our seats for the show. Inspired by the classic film, the timeless story of love, despair, and hope featured innovative reimagining and new music. It was a very powerful story, and wonderful to experience live. We all thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and were moved by the talented cast. Towards the end, we even joined in with a Headway rendition of “Unchained Melody”!  Unfortunately, we were unable to take photos of us enjoying the latter part of the day, but please click here to view our photos.

Earlier 2016 events can be found here.

2015 events can be found here.

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