We are very sorry to announce that Eileen Giles, a long serving HSB Trustee and volunteer sadly passed away on 11th January. Eileen was one of the founding trustees of Headway Chiltern, when it was established in 1995. As the charity outgrew its location in Amersham Hospital, becoming two separate entities in 1995, Eileen was greatly involved in establishing the Headway South Bucks group in Bourne End. After stepping down as a Trustee for HSB, she remained closely and regularly involved, as a volunteer, an active fundraiser and supporter. She was nominated for the National Headway Volunteer awards in 2003. She received a runner up prize and enjoyed a fancy lunch and presentation at the Savoy in London. We know that HSB was very close to Eileen’s heart and we all appreciate how much Eileen helped us, through her devoted involvement.
Resource Centre services
Resource Centre is now open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with full services.
We are also able to respond to enquiries by phone 07704 860754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Newsletters:
Easter Lunch - 7th April 2022
On Thurs 7th April we had a lovely Easter lunch celebration. This was our first large event since before Covid so it was extra special to get everyone together. Everyone enjoyed chatting over a coffee initially and then Libby challenged us with a quiz!
We had a choice of lunch options and we all agreed the lunch was very nice.
We were entertained by Mike on the keyboard throughout the lunch and after our meal a number of us enjoyed dancing too.
Thanks to some lovely donations we held a raffle which will go towards future events.
View photos here.
Diary Dates - for Clients and Carers: