Yesterday we held the first of our 2017 Connecting Carers Events at our Activity and Rehabilitation Centre in Kennington.
Ever since it’s founding nearly 30 years ago Oxford Head Injury Services has dedicated itself to supporting people affected by acquired brain injury across Oxfordshire.
Over that 30 years we know first hand that it’s not just the person who suffers the brain injury whose life is changed forever. Husband’s, wives, daughters, sons and friends and families lives are also affected fundamentally in an instance.
So respite for carers families and friends has always been at the centre of everything we do, and with that it in mind we have come up with a program of events for carers under the banner Oxford Head Injury Services Connecting Carers, a regular line-up of social, advice and educational events where you can meet fellow carers, swap experiences and advice, and learn more about your loved one’s condition in special sessions with our highly experienced community workers and personal assistants.
It’s also your opportunity to find how Oxford Head Injury Services can support you and the services we offer.
At yesterday’s event we welcomed a group of local carers to the centre to give them a chance to meet other carers, discuss and swap tips and get advice from our expert staff and of course eat some rather lovely cake!
If you are caring for someone with a brain injury and would like attend a future Connecting Carers event, here is what we have planned for 2017.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE
Friday 17th March 2017 1.30pm-3.00pm-Coffee Afternoon- Annie’s Tea Room ,Canal Yard, Canal Road, Thrupp, Kidlington OX5 1JZ
Tuesday 11th April 2017 7.00-8.30pm– New carers Emotional and Behavioural Changes Course- Oxford Head Injury Services Activity Centre Bagley Wood Road Kennington OX1 5PL
Friday 12th May 11.00am-12.30pm– Benson Boat Yard Coffee Morning- Waterfront Cafe A4074 Benson Wallingford OX10 6SJ
June (date T.B.C) 7.00-8.30pm– Social evening and supper all welcome bring your partner-Oxford Head Injury Services Activity Centre Bagley Wood Road Kennington OX1 5PL
Monday 24th July 1.30-3.30pm– Advice afternoon, community support and tea and cake- Oxford Head Injury Services Activity Centre Bagley Wood Road Kennington OX1 5PL
August– Please note no events this month due to the Summer break
Tuesday 19th September 7.00-8.30pm– New carers Emotional and Behavioural Changes Course- Oxford Head Injury Services Activity Centre Bagley Wood Road Kennington OX1 5PL
October (date and time T.B.C)– Coffee afternoon- venue T.B.C
All these are completely free to attend and won’t cost you a penny, if you would like more details please contact Emma Riley at Oxford Head Injury Services on 07775 037351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Polly Archer on 0775 022683 or email email@example.com
If you would like to attend or express an interest in attending all or some of the Connecting Carer events please fill out this form and return it by email to Emma and Polly.