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Our Vision, Aims & Values

OUR VISION

One day all children, young people and their families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury, will be compassionately supported and be able to access aspirational, intensive and seamless neuro-rehabilitation services to maximise individual potential.

OUR AIMS

To provide high quality and fully integrated Neurological Services to children, young people and their families and carers in order to:

  • improve coordination, remove duplication and facilitate access to joined-up services where possible; and
  • provide intensive and innovative one-to-one community and education neuro-rehabilitation support; that is currently not available; AND
  • provide hands-on support to families and carers of children living with the effects of an acquired brain injury

OUR VALUES

In 1995 the Nolan Committee produced its first report and recommended that all public bodies adopt codes of conduct incorporating those principles.  These standards have been widely adopted across a range of sectors as they complement other work on codes and practices, including the Code of Good Governance.  As such the Trustees of MATRIX Neurological have agreed to adhere to the Nolan Principles. These are:

  1. Selflessness
    We will act solely in the best interests of our clients and their families and not to gain financial or other material benefits for ourselves, our family, or our friends.
  2. Integrity
    We will always behave with integrity and we will not compromise ourselves by being under any obligation, financial or otherwise, to any individuals or organisations that might seek to influence us in what we do.
  3. Objectivity
    We will make choices in the best interest of our clients and the organisation; not ourselves.
  4. Accountability
    We will be accountable for our decisions and actions at all times and will submit ourselves to whatever scrutiny is necessary.
  5. Openness
    We will be open and transparent about all the decisions and actions that we take and will only restrict information where confidentiality clearly demands.
  6. Honesty
    We will always behave in an honest manner and declare any interests relating to our duties and will take steps to resolve any conflicts of interest to protect the people we exist to serve.
  7. Leadership
    We will always promote leadership and example in what we do, by doing things right and doing the right thing.

"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
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"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 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
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"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
"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
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
Roberta De Pompeii; USA
"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
"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"
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