On Tuesday 6 October at The Middlesbrough Hotel, we officially launched our charity. The evening was very special to us and enabled us to share our vision and aims with friends and supporters who attended the event.
There was, unfortunately some glitches with technology and those attending were unable to view Callum’s personal message which was to be shown as the finale to our event.
In an attempt to rectify this we’ve uploaded the video onto our website and you can view it below.
Once again we thank all those attending for supporting us and we hope to continue working together to make lives better for children, young people and their families living with the effects of a 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."
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to prioritise in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"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"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"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."
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"