MATRIX Neurological was invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Darlington Building Society on Thursday 23 April and the event was held at Middlesbrough football Club’s Riverside Stadium.
Darlington building society prides itself on being a community focused organisation and supports local charities in a number of ways, including cash donations which are accessed through the Tees Valley Community Foundation. MATRIX received a donation of £1,ooo to help with the setting up of the charity. This was a great help to us and we felt very lucky to have been awared this grant. The AGM offered an opportunity for the cheque to be presented to the trustees and for MATRIX to thank both the Darlington Building Society and Tees Valley Community Foundation for their tremendous support to our new charity.
Photograph courtesy of Keith Taylor
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and have conflicting priorities"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"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"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."