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Services

To ensure the delivery of our services meets identified needs, we have undertaken wide consultation and  taken on board the views and recommendations of a number of sources, including families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury and a range of health professionals. Additionally the Founder of our charity knows what help and support both her and her family needed at the time of her son’s accident.  Unfortunately these were not available.

This means that all our services are developed, not only on a clearly identified need, but from a personal ‘living the nightmare’ perspective.

As such we believe we are in the unique position of providing ‘what people actually need’ as opposed to what people ‘think they need’. Our deeper understanding enables us to develop and deliver services that make a real and measurable difference to the children and families who need us. We believe in:

Aiming Higher: Achieving More

We understand that the rehabilitation journey towards recovery is a marathon and not a short sprint.  Neurological improvements take time and progress is sometimes erratic and frustratingly slow.    We know that short term uncoordinated interventions do not deliver the right outcomes for people; so we offer a range of integrated services for children, young people and their families aimed at supporting them for the long-term.

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Our services can be accessed in a number of ways:

  • Self referral
  • GP Referral
  • Hospital Referral
  • Community Referral

"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
"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
"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
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
Andrew Ross; former Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"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
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; 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
"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

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