Matrix Neurological is delighted to announce we have been successful in securing funding from the South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group from their Community Innovation Fund. This funding will enable us to recruit a family support worker who will provide advocacy and support to parent carers of children living with a brain injury. They will work closely with parents in hospital to offer help and support during the discharge process and continue to support them once their child is back at home. There will also be practical help and support through our volunteer scheme where our volunteers will offer a befriending service and a listening ear as well as offer practical support.
"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"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"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."
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery 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"