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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.

"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
"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
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"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"
Claire Willis; Australia
"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
"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
"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
"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 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand

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