How we can help
Headway Aylesbury Vale provides a range of services designed to meet the needs of clients, families and their carers. We understand that clients and their family members may all need support and services on their journey to make and sustain a positive change in their lives.
With a strong ethos of promoting independence for the individual and a ‘can do’ approach – based on encouraging purposeful activity, – we provide flexible, client-centred activities that help people to feel supported and able to move on in the next stage of their life.
We also act as a local hub for other services that can help anyone supporting a person with a brain injury or neurological condition.
Below are our key commitments:
INDEPENDENCE, REHABILITATION & LEARNING
We provide support to help clients and carers understand and adjust to the effects of brain injury, devise a plan to learn new skills and achieve personal progression goals. We offer a programme of activities to meet individual needs and interests.
We believe that with the right support, information and connections, those with a brain injury can become a more independent part of the local community. The types of help our trained staff offer include:
- Re-ablement following discharge from hospital or residential services
- Support with daily living
- Support to build confidence in accessing community facilities
- Support to manage effects of brain injury on you and your family
PRACTICAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
We recognise the far-reaching impact that living with brain injury can have on clients, their family, friends and carers. Throughout each client’s journey we offer practical and emotional support, information and advice.
For example, our art therapist can help address difficult or emotional issues, providing an opportunity to express and explore inner conflicts and feelings as an alternative to verbal forms of therapy.
All support is provided by our friendly trained staff at our Headway Hub in Fairford Leys, Aylesbury.
We have an IT suite with several computers, large screens and an internet connection. Our supported sessions allow our clients to get the most out of the internet and social media, make use of their cameras, and for carers to access social services. Access to the internet is another aspect of life that helps the integration of our clients and we provide a safe environment to do so.
We offer a range of opportunities for clients, carers and professionals to meet, share experiences, try new activities and gain support.
- Group sessions at our centre
- Introductions to social groups in the community
- Youth group
- Online community on Facebook
We provide a range of educational opportunities for anybody wanting to improve their knowledge of brain injury. Our training packages include:
- Bespoke training for professionals
- Workshops providing information and practical strategies for people with brain injuries or their families
- Workshops for schools