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:
Tuesday 11th December 2018
Headway South Bucks Christmas Lunch at Bourne End.
Owl Day Thursday 18th October 2018 - click here to view photos
On Thursday 18th October 2018 Headway South Bucks held a special "Owl Event". To start the day everyone was able to enjoy a selection of Owl related activities. As you can see from the photos there was an Owl wordsearch and a selection of Owl adult art therapy. We made Owls from facecloths which were very popular as well as feather collage Owls. Our creativity was challenged by the Owl shaped biscuits that were available to decorate with icing before eating! Another popular activity was the Owl money banks which were decorated with porcelain pens. Scratch art and wooden Owl key rings were also on offer.
After all this creativity we enjoyed a fish and chip lunch followed by a selection of yummy cakes! The highlight of the day was a visit from Colin Sutherland from Wings of Freedom. He came to talk to us and show us his beautiful birds. Firstly we met Bob, a Falcon, followed by Rocky the Barn Owl. Possibly the most entertaining visitor was Norman, a European Eagle Owl who happily sat on the floor in the middle of the hall completely unfazed by us. Lastly we met Bert the baby Tawny Owl who everyone thought was very cute.
As you can see from the photo gallery the Owls were very popular and a number of clients were delighted to be able to hold them.
Finally everyone was given an Owl party bag containing Owl shaped Haribo sweets!
Reindeer day last year, Owls this year, I wonder who will come to visit HSB in 2019?? Watch this space!
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