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:
Thursday 18th October 2018
We are having a special "Owl" themed day at Bourne End. We will have owl themed crafts and activities in the morning followed by a fish and chip lunch. In the afternoon we have live owls visiting.
Tuesday 11th December 2018
Headway South Bucks Christmas Lunch at Bourne End.
Hurley Regatta – An "Oar-some" charity fundraiser! - Saturday 18th August 2018
This year HSB was the chosen charity for the Hurley Regatta. Our charity was put forward by Steve and Jane Rider who live in the village of Hurley.
The regatta has been celebrating this event for the past 46 years. It was a mix of races, tug of war, fair ground rides and fun for all the family.
We had an array of lovely raffle prizes which included a donation from Henley House hotel, afternoon tea at the Compleat Angler, Beauty voucher from “Time” in the village, 3 food hampers and numerous other donations.
We managed to raise £778 from the raffle alone. The surplus income will come to Headway South Bucks.
Thank you to David Burfitt and all the committee members for making the day a huge success for Headway South Bucks.
View some photos here, and local Press report here
“On a high note..” - June 28th-30th 2018
HSB has been lucky enough to be chosen to benefit from the proceeds at the Marlow Music Makers summer concerts. The series called “A Grand Night For Singing” will be presented by the mixed choir singing popular classics for all to enjoy.
It will be taking place on the 28th, 29th and 30th June 2018 at the United Reformed Church, Oxford Road, Marlow. Tickets are £10, and will include a glass of wine and light refreshments. If you wish to attend to show your support, they are available from Leighton Insight, High Street, Marlow, or by telephoning 01628 484618 / 01494 883392.
Alpaca Visit - June 5th 2018
On Tuesday 5th June we were lucky enough to have a visit from Latton Alpacas. When they arrived and were unloaded from the trailer they caused quite a stir outside the Community centre! Lots of people came over to take photos - view some of them here.
They brought 4 of their boys for us to fuss over. Nelson ( the brown one) kept one of our volunteers quite busy!
They told us all about Alpaca fleece and we were able to feel it. They brought some Alpaca socks and told us you don't need to wash them, just air them!!
We thoroughly enjoyed their visit and hope to have them back again.
Theatre Outing May 9th 2018
On Wednesday 9th May HSB enjoyed a lovely sunny day out for lunch followed by a show at the Wycombe Swan Theatre. The coaches collected us from Bourne End for our short trip to The Spade Oak for a lovely lunch. As you can see from these photos we were presented with a choice of very tasty meals. After a relaxed 2 course meal we boarded the coaches again for the short transfer to Wycombe Swan to see the matinee performance of An Officer and a Gentleman. It was a very good production which we thoroughly enjoyed. The singing from some talented performers was very entertaining. It was a lovely day out enjoyed by over 50 clients and volunteers.
Read our latest Newsletter here, packed with news and updates from the Headway South Bucks team!
We hope you will find it interesting and enjoyable.