We have recently welcomed our first volunteer to MATRIX Neurological, Giles Hudson.
Giles himself lives with the effects of an acquired brain injury which he suffered as a 19 year old. Giles already volunteers as a trustee for another organisation and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of acquired brain injury. He has frequently spoken at conferences about what it means to live with the effects of an ABI and is keen to contribute to the work of MATRIX Neurological.
We look forward to working with Giles who has now become a valued member of our team.
"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"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"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."
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"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"