We now have 4 new volunteers who are part of the Matrix team.
Nicola is our Admin Volunteer who has succeeded in organising our office and keeps up on our toes! She is happy to get involved in all aspects of our work and is a calming influence in the office.
Sven recently joined us and is an absolute whiz with IT and is proving to be a valuable member of the team and is busy helping us establish safe, secure working computer systems.
Moseline has only just joined us and her expertise is in book-keeping and finances and will help us keep up to date with our accounting and financial systems.
Last, but not least, is Samantha who is set to join us next week. Sam will act as a Volunteer Befriender and support Naila, our Family Support Worker, and whose role is to provide emotional support to the families we are supporting and be a friendly listening ear’.
"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"
"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"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."