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Meet the Team



Jan Rock   

Charity Manager & Case Manager

Jan has personal experience of acquired brain injury in children, young people and adults.  She has a degree in Public Service Management and is an experienced Prince2 Practitioner.  Jan also has several CPD leadership qualifications and is a frequent speaker at professionally focused Brain Injury Conferences.  She delivers acquired brain injury training to organisations and has completed a range of Continuous Professional Development courses on:
* Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury    * Special Education Needs and Disability

* Paediatric neuro-rehabilitation.   * Understanding children with SEBCMH issues

nic-img_1732_edited2_cropped  Nicola McCormick

   p/t Family Support Assistant and Administrator 

Nicola has an N.V.Q. Level 3 in Business Administration.  She also has personal experience of both acquired brain injury and childhood disability.




Our office volunteers all live locally and provide a range of essential support functions.


  Christine Sherred  

  Admin Support

Christine has personal experience of acquired brain injury in children and adults.




  Anthony Rock

  Quality Assurance

Anthony has personal experience of acquired brain injury in young people.











"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
Caron Gan; Canada
"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"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"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"
The Children's Trust; United Kingdom
"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"
James Tonks; University of London
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increased their learning disability; and had a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
Barbara O'Connell; Ireland
"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"
Headway; United Kingdom
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
Recolo; United Kingdom

OUR MISSION: To work to remove (health) inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

Council for Disabled Children Lottery Funded