We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as ‘project of the month,’ for October, by the Tees Valley Community Foundation and have been given a financial contribution to our running costs.
It is wonderful to have the important work we are doing acknowledged as ‘exceeding expectations’ and receive £1000 to further support our work.
"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."
"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"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"
"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"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"