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.
Diary Dates - for Clients and Carers:
Wednesday 9th May 2018
Lunch venue tbc, then An Officer and a Gentleman at the Swan Theatre in High Wycombe.
Help please - vote our latest film to an Award!
We are delighted to announce that Headway National's short film, Things not to say to someone with a brain injury, has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Charity Film Awards! Following a public vote, the film was shortlisted before the judging panel then made the final selections.
We would like your help to give us a chance at winning our category and further raising awareness of brain injury, by VOTING for our film. All you need to do is click on the link below, log in or register, and then simply click on the vote button.
VOTE HERE: www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/things-not-to-say-to-someone-with-a-brain-injury
About the film:
Things not to say to someone with a brain injury aims to raise awareness of common misunderstandings about brain injury. It portrays the frustrations and upset that can be felt by survivors when faced with often well-meaning but ultimately inappropriate comments, such as ‘I know what you mean...I’ve got a terrible memory too!’
The film shows survivors’ natural and immediate reactions to some of the phrases they hear on a daily basis, taking a deliberately light-hearted approach to a very serious subject. It uses humour and passion in order to engage with the general public and encourage them to see brain injury in a different light.
Christmas Lunch 12.12.2017
The Headway elves have been on a winter holiday, and welcome you all in to 2018. We’re very excited for the year ahead.
On the 12th December, we held our annual Christmas Party for clients, carers, volunteers and staff. The hall was adorned with Christmas decorations, and all 71 guests enjoyed a lovely traditional festive lunch (a record number for HSB!)
Our chairman, Jane Clark, said a few words of thanks to the staff and volunteers for their dedication to our service, and for their efforts to arrange yet another successful event.
We were privileged to welcome our Patron, Steve Rider. He helped draw the raffle, for which we raised over £230 – congratulations to our winners!
Following this, we all enjoyed an afternoon of musical entertainment; singing and dancing to the Bourne Again Shadows until it was time to leave.
In the words of our guests…
“Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas Lunch today at Bourne End; the food was fabulous, the band were excellent and the company inspiring”
“Thank you all again for today it was brilliant, although my feet are telling a different story (foot spa tonight!)”
View pictures of this happy occasion here.
Reindeer Visit and Festive Fish and Chip Lunch - 30th November 2017
(view more photos here)
Thanks to a very generous donation earlier this year, HSB clients, volunteers, staff and trustees celebrated a special day of festive fun on Thursday 30th November.
The elves had decorated the room with tinsel galore, and our favourite songs were playing all day long. A host of Christmas jumpers filled the room with cheer, and Mrs Claus even made an appearance. Christmas crafts were enjoyed all day, with reindeer made from candy canes and face cloths a popular choice. Other activities, including word searches, were enjoyed over a cup of coffee and good conversation.
‘Smiles’ in Bourne End lived up to its name, and provided a wonderful lunch of fish and chips for all our guests – Thank you for delivering a HSB favourite.
Following this, a sudden change in the weather brought along two special guests: Cloudy and Lightning! The reindeer flew in from the North Pole to our warm meet and greet. Despite the cold weather outside, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and being able to learn all about them.
Thank you HSB for a wonderful day – We hope ‘yule’ be enjoying the holidays this year!