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’.
"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"
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we delivery neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best 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."
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"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"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is prove to bring health improvements; improve independence; a decline in the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"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"
"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"
"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."