About Headway South Bucks

The team July 2013Headway South Bucks is a small, local, registered charity, affiliated to Headway – the brain injury association. Headway South Bucks exists to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers. We are a small, committed team (four paid, part-time staff) supported by our dedicated Volunteers (18 in total are registered with us) on whom we rely to run the Resource Centre for up to 25 clients each session - held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - for 51 weeks of the year.

We are fully aware that Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) results in unique and multi-faceted emotional, physical and cognitive behaviours and that anyone impacted by ABI requires rehabilitation and recreational activities to be both regular and very varied, to promote and enhance mental, physical and social skills.

In addition to the regular activities managed by the staff, led by the Services Manager, Headway South Bucks provides specific therapy sessions to aid the rehabilitation and motivation of its ABI survivor clients, to achieve their individual goal plans.   

We offer:

  • A wide variety of different activities including: word quizzes, card games, wheelchair aerobics, art therapy, themed crafts, all of which are designed to help stimulate coordination, improve memory and concentration and build cognitive and general life skills;
  • An opportunity to socialise and build relationships with people who understand each other’s needs;
  • A friendly and safe environment.

In addition to providing the Resource Centre for ABI survivors, we are also developing further support for their Carers. Please see Our Services section of the web site for further information.

Although traditionally our clients come to Headway South Bucks from the South Buckinghamshire catchment area - typically within a 20 miles radius of the Resource Centre, located in Bourne End – we are able to accept clients from further afield (mobility and transportation issues permitting) in the neighbouring areas of East Berkshire.