Update 8th September 2020
Until we are able to re-open the Resource Centre at Bourne End, we are focusing our efforts on supporting clients through our Virtual Service:
- We are in regular contact by telephone
- We are offering a varied programme of Virtual meetings and activities each week
- We continue to send out Active Minds Packs to those who wish to receive them.
We are in the planning phase of a Social Outreach Programme – hoping to trial this in late September.
Meanwhile, the best number to contact us on is 07704 860754
Update 2nd July 2020
We're very busy working out new ways to help our Clients and Carers through these difficult times. One initiative that we hope you will enjoy is our Client Newsletter - click here to view our August edition.
We have also launched our Active Minds Appeal - seeking additional funding to allow us to send out Activities Packs to our clients. Find out more about this valuable service at this link, and please donate!
Take care and stay safe!
Coronavirus Update 21st March 2020
In light of the government's policies on reducing COVID-19 transmission we closed our Resource Centre on 18th March.
We sincerely regret this, but recognise that we have a responsibility to our clients, carers, volunteers and staff to play a part in delaying the spread of COVID-19.
During this enforced closure we will be contacting our clients and carers on a regular basis. We are also looking at other ways to keep folk safe, connected and updated.
We are able to respond to enquiries by phone 07704 860754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We intend to reopen as soon as possible, dependent on advice from the government and Public Health England.
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.
Enjoy our latest Client Newsletter (October) HERE
A little walking required.......Sharon writes:
As many of you know having spoken to me I have been enjoying the last few months with the help of a never ending selection of home baked cakes!!
Hence the fitness and weight levels are not so good. Working from home doesn't help the activity level either so I decided I needed to force myself to get out and walk. The best way to do this is to have a challenge.
I heard about a Headway challenge called Brighter Future Challenge and decided to adapt it to raise funds for Headway South Bucks.
Orginally (as per our August newsletter) I said I was going to walk the equivalent of a marathon, 26.2 miles a month. I have decided though this isn't enough of a challenge. I have now decided I am going to walk the equivalent of a marathon each week for 3 months over August, September and October. So I will be walking a total of 13 marathons, just over 340 miles. Let's hope 13 isn't an unlucky number for me!
Any sponsorship would be wonderful whether it is per marathon or just a one off donation. Visit this link to donate.
I will be posting regular updates and photos of how I am getting on. Make sure you check our News page regularly to see my progress.
Diary Dates - for Clients and Carers:
Thursday 17th December 2020
Headway South Bucks Christmas Lunch at Bourne End.