I cannot thank you enough and appreciate everything you do for us. Our world was turned upside down and we were left on an unknown path and not knowing which way to go. Without the help and support from all of you I have no idea where our family would have ended up.” CW
“I really felt listened to and you cannot know just how important that is to me. I’m sure you recall just how frustrated I have felt in living through this experience. It was so unnecessary.” NL
“Thank you for your valuable help. You have been very kind and have put us in touch with the right people. You do wonderful work for head injured people and you understand them.” KJW
” Our world fell apart the day our daughter suffered a serous brain injury. The dedication, care and support you are giving our little girl and our family give u so much hope for the future. You are truly amazing people and we thank you so much.” WJ
“We appreciate your input into our lives . Now things are slowly turning around for us”. Anon
“It is a refreshing change to speak to someone who actually ‘gets it’ and knows what I am talking about. We have been left in limbo and despair for many years. I cannot explain the massive difference you have made.” AD
“I think I was ready for giving up – just as I found you. Thank you for saving my baby” xxxx Anon
“We are so happy to have found this service. We are getting so much more help and support – more than we have had in years.” GR
“The therapies you provide are really beneficial and I now get time to relax which is really helping me.” CS
“We can’t believe the amount of work you have done for us. We appreciate it all”. ANON
Thank you so much for your time today. Talking to you it really helped me. CL
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"
"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"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab centres. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."