The official launch date for our charity is now set to take place on Tuesday 6 October. The event is to be held at The Middlesbrough Hotel (formerly The Thistle Hotel) from 6 pm.
The launch will give the trustees the opportunity to thank our supporters and local dignitaries and let them know what our plans and aspirations are for the future, and why their support is so essential to providing much needed services to children, young people and their families who are living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.
Invitations will be going out shortly and we look forward to welcoming many of our supporters.
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"