We urgently need volunteers for our Family Support Project. The role is to provide practical domestic support to families who have a child living with the effects of an acquired brain injury. This will include practical tasks such as light housework and/or shopping and help make life a little easier for parents who may be struggling to cope with their caring responsibilities as well as managing the usual household chores.
Volunteers will not be expected to provide personal care or lifting of any heavy objects. All we ask is that volunteers are friendly, reliable and trustworthy.
For more information and a friendly informal chat telephone Jan or Ann on 01642 989116
"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"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to priorities in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"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"
"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."
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury. Stressful experiences alter brain development of a child, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
"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."
"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"