Headway Thames Valley

Organisation details

84B Greys Road
United Kingdom
01491 411469
  • Day Centre
  • Family and Carer Support
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Information
  • Outreach/Community Support
  • Therapy Services
  • Art/Crafts
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Gardening/Allotment
  • Holidays/Outings
  • Service User Groups

Further information

Headway Thames Valley:
  • Was founded 20 years ago by the mother of a head injured young man whose life had been dramatically changed by a road traffic accident.
  • Supports those with acquired brain injury throughout the Thames Valley area – nearest alternative is 20 miles away.
  • Is affiliated to Headway UK but run entirely independently.
  • Is mainly funded via 8 unitary authorities within Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
  • Must raise 25 to 30% of  its running costs and all of its extra capital costs each year.
  • Has a Resource Centre in the centre of Henley on Thames – Brunner Hall. 85 day places taken up at the centre each week.
  • Has strong links with the local community, Henley Town Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, Henley Festival and Henley College and provides work experience for local students and police trainees.
  • Employs 13 staff and engages 5 self employed consultants including Occupational Therapists. Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Outreach Support and Community Outreach Workers and Care Workers
  • Provides cognitive and physical rehabilitation for adults of all ages with acquired brain injury and assists families and carers to adjust to and cope with their altered circumstances
  • Has Centre based activities including music therapy, arts and crafts, neurophysiotherapy, IT, cognitive stimulation, gardening and social and community events.
  • Supports those whose needs cannot be met at our centre in Henley via its Outreach Support Service and Community Outreach Programme at Loddon Valley Sports Centre, Central Reading and Calcot
  • Runs Living With Brain Injury Courses for those with brain injury and their carers. These run 12 weeks at a time in central Reading and Bracknell.