We are currently looking to recruit a Treasurer and 2-3 new Trustees to assist with the management and governance of MATRIX Neurological, a registered charity and Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). It is not essential that you have any experience of child brain injury; but it would be an advantage.
If you are qualified and have any of the following skills and experience, we would be very interested to hear from you.
We would also like to hear from any parents of brain injured children who may be interested in increasing their skills and knowledge through becoming a Parent Trustee. They will also represent the views of brain injured children and parents.
ROLE PURPOSE FOR ALL TRUSTEES:
If you would like to volunteer a few hours a month for a really rewarding cause and are interested in becoming a Trustee for Matrix Neurological, please contact Jan Rock on:
Tel: 01642 989116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an Application Pack.
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to priorities in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is prove to bring health improvements; improve independence; a decline in the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"