About Us

Oxford Head Injury Services is here to improve people’s lives post-brain injury and ensure that families and carers are better able to cope within their caring role.

Established in 1982, Oxford Head Injury Services has over 30 years’ history of supporting those affected by acquired brain injury. We understand just how complex living with the condition can be and how wide-ranging the effects are. This is why we provide individual initial assessments to tailor the support that we offer to meet your needs and aspirations.

Our Activity and Rehabilitation Centre in Kennington offers a range of activities such as Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Arts and Music Therapy and more to enhance socialisation and promote rehabilitation back into everyday community life.

We also offer community support across the whole of Oxfordshire to help those who live in remote areas or cannot access our centre or simply require further support at home.

We actively promote awareness of brain injury by offering training to professionals and by running awareness raising events within schools, colleges and universities.

Our Team

Clare Periton

CEO

Michelle Koukoullis

Operations Manager

Mandy Warwick

Lead ABI Navigator

Sharon Bond

ABI Navigator

Judith Whittington

Administration Assistant

Kelly Thomas

ARC Assistant

Helen Coppock

ARC Assistant

Melanie Jackson

Brain Injury Buddy / ARC Assistant

Consultant & Therapist Team

Professor Udo Kischka

Professional Neuro-rehabilitation Consultant & Brain Injury Expert by Experience

Dr Helen Kennerley

Clinical Psychologist Consultant

Emma Thomas

Neuro-physiotherapist

Our Mission

Oxford Head Injury Services aims to:

Our Vision

That everyone in Oxfordshire affected by a brain injury should receive prompt, adequate and personalised advice, information and practical support to assist rehabilitation, maximise recovery and independence.

Every Oxfordshire resident that acquires a brain injury (and/or their carer) will be made aware of our services and have access to our support.

Those affected by brain injury will be supported to adjust to a changed life, be as independent as possible and be able to cope (long term) with their condition.

Our Values

Our ethos will be open, positive and inclusive and will be built on values of respect, equality and fairness. We are committed to equal opportunities practice and ensure that our policies and procedures are not directly, or indirectly, discriminatory.

Accessibility – We will endeavour to provide support services to anyone affected by ABI in Oxfordshire, who is otherwise excluded from statutory service provision due to eligibility criteria.

Purposefulness – Our services will be meaningful and purposeful to meet the needs of those affected by ABI – i.e. they will supplement formal rehabilitation, increase health, wellbeing and independence.

Service User Centred – Service users will be key partners in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of our services and their personal journey through them.

Equality – Oxford Head Injury Services will promote equality of those affected by ABI within the community and when engaged with our services. As an employer and service provider we will be inclusive regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, faith or disability and will provide training on equality and diversity as part of our training remit.

Quality – Oxford Head Injury Services will ensure that our service provision is of a high quality and seeking to continually improve – in that we will (as a minimum) meet the Headway (UK) standards and contractual requirements associated with grant givers or contracting bodies.

Fairness – All service users and staff will be treated with respect and dignity. Their views will be listened too. Our complaints procedure will be clear and easily accessible. As an employer Oxford Head Injury Services are committed to providing a supportive working environment and promoting the personal and professional development of our staff.

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