Oxford Head Injury Services (formerly Headway Oxfordshire)

Oxford Head Injury Services (formerly Headway Oxfordshire)

At a glance

Causes

  • Social care

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Our Vision That those in Oxfordshire affected by an acquired brain injury or neurological damage, should receive prompt, adequate and personalised advice, information and practical support to assist rehabilitation, maximise recovery and independence.

Our Aim is to: Provide support services to those affected by brain injury (including stroke and some other neurological conditions) across the county of Oxfordshire. Oxford Head Injury Services will advocate on behalf of those affected by brain injury in relation to local and national strategic initiatives; provide information on brain injury to those interested parties and promote awareness in the general community at large; and raise funds in support of those affected by brain injury in Oxfordshire

Activities

Our first point of contact is through our innovative Oxfordshire ABI Support Service. Our ABI Navigators work within the hospital setting to identify individuals that require our support at the earliest stage of their condition, helping individuals and carers to navigate the complex journey of recovery and making referrals to our own or other community-based services as required. Based in Kennington Oxfordshire we have an activity and rehabilitation centre (including a well-equipped gym), that further supports individuals on their road to recovery. Those spending a day at the centre may choose from a number of fun, practical and stimulating activities such as yoga, tai chi, quizzes, art, crafts, music, singing, creative writing and storytelling as well as special interest talks. With all of these opportunities we seek to promote social interaction, peer support and improved resilience. Further, our Brain Injury Buddies offer 1-1 support in the home and/or community, helping individuals to tackle everyday life challenges associated with brain injury and promoting their independence.

Current opportunities

Oxford Head Injury Services (formerly Headway Oxfordshire) is seeking to appoint two new trustees. Our Board wishes to broaden its range of skills...