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
"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"
"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."
"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."
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"