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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

 

 

 

 

 

       

 


"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"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
"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
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we delivery neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
Vicki Anderson; Australia
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury. Stressful experiences alter brain development of a child, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"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
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"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
"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

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