About us

Headway Thames Valley is a Henley-on-Thames charity that supports local people living in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire, helping to improve life after brain injury.

Headway Thames Valley work with adults of all ages helping them live with brain injury. We provide a range of services and support whether it’s at Brunner Hall, our Centre in Henley-on-Thames, or through our Living with Brain Injury Courses and Brain Injury Support Groups.

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Together, rebuilding lives after brain injury across Berkshire and South Oxfordshire.

To campaign to reduce the incidence and impact of brain injury.

To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers.

To ensure that every individual affected by brain injury across Thames Valley has equal access to information, services and support, whenever they are needed, so that they can lead the best lives they can.

Our staff and volunteers work incredibly hard to make Headway Thames Valley the support organisation of choice for all those affected by acquired brain injury, living in the Thames Valley, providing vital information, support and services to people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers, across the local community.

The four strategic aims of the Headway Thames Valley charity are:

  1. To be the leaders of care and support of ABI Survivors and their families in our local community
  2. To be a prominent charity in our local community – generating income and raising awareness via sponsors and supporters in order to deliver our mission
  3. To adapt and innovate our services so that we are helping our clients and their families with the changing problems they encounter
  4. To ensure the financial viability and sustainability of the charity – so that we can continue to deliver on our promises and commitments




We are passionate about raising awareness of brain injury through education and fundraising activities.


We are committed to helping people affected by brain injury, have equal access to information, services, and support when they need it so they can lead the best lives they can.


We work collaboratively with local health and social services to provide joined up care.


We are inclusive to all adults, their families, and carers, living in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire who have been affected by a brain injury.
Our story

Since 1987 Headway Thames Valley has been providing information, support and services to people in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire affected by brain injuries and their families.
So how did we start?

In 1986, a young man named Lindsay was involved in a motorbike accident and admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, having suffered a severe brain injury. He spent the best part of a year in hospital and when the time came for him to be discharged from NHS rehabilitation, his mum, Roseanne, asked his doctor what came next?

“There is no next”

came the reply.
“Take Lindsay home.”
Back in 1987 there was no support locally. Realising further help was needed for her son after leaving hospital she was driven to form a charity for Lindsay and people like him. There were a couple of rooms at the Battle Hospital full of old equipment and the hospital said ‘you can have meetings here’.

Together with her husband Pat they spent weeks making the space usable and Headway Berkshire (now known as Headway Thames Valley) was officially opened on 6th October 1987. It soon turned into a thriving day centre for local people with a brain injury.

Over 30 years have gone by since. Roseanne, Pat, and her son Lindsay have all sadly passed away, but their legacy lives on. Headway Thames Valley is still here supporting people in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire with life after brain injury.

Hospitals do a remarkable job and there are more and more people surviving brain injury every year but it’s down to organisations like Headway Thames Valley to work with individuals and their families to enable them to live as fulfilling and independent life as they possibly can once they are home.

For more information about brain injury please get in touch or make a referral for our services.

You can make a difference
Help us to help people to live life with brain injury


Your kind donations enable us to help people affected by brain injury in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire


Running, quizzes, baking – there are many ways you can support us to meet the needs of people living with a brain injury

Leaving a Legacy Gift

We rely on voluntary contributions to help fund our work supporting individuals and their families with life after brain injury