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Meet the Team

                                           CHILDREN’S LINK NURSE 

Our volunteer Link Nurse works in Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) in the Regional Major Trauma Centre.   Her role is to promote awareness of the charity to medical professionals, patients and parents and help to strengthen partnership working between the NHS and the charity.   

 

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Louise Tibbett

Louise is also a very experienced Children’s Intensive Care Nurse.  She also has a degree in specialist Community Public Health Nursing.  Louise said:

“I  love being able to bridge the gap between hospital and home and providing children and their families with the rehabilitation they require to achieve the best possible outcome.”  

                                               

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE

 naila-id-card-5Naila Arif  – Family Support Worker                                                

Naila is a graduate with a degree in Psychology and previously she worked for an NHS          Mental Health Trust.  Her past experience includes:

                 *  Mental health                          *  Older adults with dementia

                 *  Learning disabilities              *  Children on the Autism Spectrum

 

                       NEW FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER – COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

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    Nicola McCormick

      p/t Admin Support

 

 

 

 OFFICE VOLUNTEERS

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

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Christine Sherred  

Admin Support

 

                                                  

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Danny Kay  

IT and Network Support

 

 

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Anthony Rock

Quality Assurance

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    Olwyn Downing

     Admin Volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

       

 


"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"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"
Recolo; United Kingdom
"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
"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
"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
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
Eyzyon Eisentein; Israel
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
Cerebra; United Kingdom
"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
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands

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