Matrix is delighted to welcome Naila Arif, our new Family Support Worker. Naila joined us recently and is busy getting to know the families we are currently supporting. Her role is to help and support families and ensure that parents are aware of their rights as carers.
She is also building contacts with local GP surgeries to make them aware of the project, which is funded by South Tees CCG, and encourage them to refer families to us.
We are currently recruiting for volunteers to support the Project, both for practical light household duties and also to act as volunteer Befrienders. They will work alongside Naila to help provide a range of support services to our families.
One of our families has very recently had their young child discharged from James Cook University Hospital, after a three month stay, and Naila has supported the family during the period up to discharge and continues to provide support now their child is at home.
Naila can be contacted on 01642 989116 or email email@example.com
"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"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"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"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to prioritise in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"