Bob Bailey “At the time this was very upsetting and frustrating that I could no longer work". Bob Bailey, 71, from Oxford always loved planting vegetables in his allotment, and it became a lifetime hobby. But after a car accident, he now suffers from short-term memory loss and forgets names, including vegetables. Bob is one
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Alun Tyler "I was rushed to hospital and the doctors had said I was close to death". Alun Tyler, 62, fell and banged his head which caused a brain injury that left him with severe headaches, speech difficulties and unable to walk without a Zimmer frame. Alun had worked as a binman for over 20
Gavin Smith "I didn't recognised the girl who I was living with or my family. It was terrifying". When Gavin Smith awoke from his coma, he didn't recognise his girlfriend, his friends or family and didn't realised he'd been in hospital for 3 months. Gavin, 49, had sustained a traumatic brain injury while riding home
28th September – 4th October One of the most common concerns from brain injury survivors contacting the Headway UK helpline or posting on social media, is the profound impact that memory problems can have on their lives and relationships post brain injury. Memory problems after a brain injury can be life changing and are
Headway The Brain Injury Association has reported new cases of attempted fraud in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey. Individuals have been knocking on doors in the regions and claiming they work for Headway in an attempt to collect donations for “their brain injured child”. Jamie Miller, CEO of Headway Oxfordshire, made an official statement and said
Headway Oxfordshire Manager Taking on Triathlon Challenge this Sunday. Charlotte Carlisle, who is taking on the event to celebrate turning 50, will swim 750m, cycle 20k followed by a 5k run at the Blenheim Palace Live to Tri Triathlon. The challenge was originally set to take place in May earlier this year, however due to
Advocate for Adults with a Brain Injury (Lead Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Navigator) Pay Scale: £26-29k pro rata Hours of Work: Full Time (37hrs per week) Download Job Description Headway Oxfordshire is a registered charity (No 1156538) based in Kennington, Oxford and affiliated to the national organisation Headway (UK). Our aim is to improve the
Activities Coordinator Job Vacancy Job Description Hours: 37 hours per week Pay scale: starting salary £21k Place of work: 4 Bagley Wood Road, Kennington, OXON, OX1 5PL Reporting to: Operations Manager Aims of the post: To coordinate and develop the provision of positive activities, information and rehabilitation opportunities within Headway Oxfordshire’s Activity and Rehabilitation Centre
We’re Reopening: Welcome back! What a whirlwind the last few months have been. Since lockdown was announced on 23rd March, the Headway Oxfordshire team has been rapidly responding to the challenges and striving to meet your needs as best we can. Our Digital and Telephone support service was welcomed by many over this period and
Our Summer Newsletter is out now! ☀️🍦☀️🍦☀️ It's here! You can expect to read about all that has been happening here at Headway Oxfordshire over the last 6 months... from what we have been getting up to in our virtual ARC, the Emergency Food Drop Services, to events like the 2.6 Challenge. We've included recent