We wanted to thank Karen Harwood of the South Tees NHS Trust for inviting us to attend their Carers Launch event.
The launch was held in the Atrium of James Cook University Hospital on Monday 8 February 2016 and enabled local charities and other organisations to promote their carers services.
The event also enabled hospital and other NHS staff to learn more about the important and valuable community support services that are available to their patients and their families.
Our stand had many visitors and it was lovely to see so much interest in what we are offering. A warm “hello and thank you” to all the lovely people we met on the day.
We were able to hand out many of our leaflets and there was much interest in our new Brain Injury Group for Parents and our new animated film that explains acquired brain injury and its complex effects to children and young people.
You can next see us out and about at the Parents for Change Information Day on Thursday 24 March 2016, being held at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Marton Road between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Why not pop along to see us!
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"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"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"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"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"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"
"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."
"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."