Our History

Headway Oxfordshire was born of the efforts of a small group of individuals who came together to share their experiences of caring for loved ones with brain injury and providing mutual peer support. This group grew into what is now Headway Oxfordshire and supports many hundreds of those affected by brain injury across Oxfordshire every year.

Our Mission

Headway Oxfordshire aims to:

Our History

  • 1982
    Our Origin
    Headway Oxford is started by a small group of 10 people who would meet once a month to give talks, share experiences and support each other. Before this, no support is available in Oxford for those with brain injury or their carers
  • 1988
    Growing Up
    Our group evolves into an official Headway group. It is based within the Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre. Patients are referred to us before their discharge by the resident social workers or occupational therapist.
  • 2002
    Moving House
    We moved to a new premises at 4 Bagley Wood Lane, Kennington, where we currently reside.
  • 2011
    Reaching Out
    We changed our name from Headway Oxford to Headway Oxfordshire, to reflect the geographical extent of our service provision. We now support over 400 individuals affected by brain injury every year, and provide services five days a week.

Our Organisation

Headway Oxfordshire is an entirely independent organisation in its own right but does affiliate to the national body Headway (the brain injury association).

As with many charities, Headway Oxfordshire owes both its origins and much of its ongoing success to its volunteers. Volunteers and service users are at the heart of our organisation, from those that volunteer on the Board of Trustees to those that assist our professional team to provide vital services across the county.

Structure Diagram

The structure of the organisation has developed over time to adapt to the increasing demands to provide the very highest quality services to an increasing demographic in the most efficient and effective way possible. The present structure ensures accountability throughout the organisation and appropriate support and line management of employees at each level of the service and within each project work stream.