MATRIX Neurological is an innovative lived experience-led charity that supports children and young people who are living with an acquired brain injury; and provides practical and emotional support to their families. We deliver a range of services under three workstreams: Case Management, Children and Young People Support and Family Support. We employ two staff and have several volunteers.
The Board is looking to recruit 2-3 additional Trustees to assist with the management and governance of the charity. Our Board comprises both parents and professionals.
Parent Trustees have an important role to play, as it is imperative that real life lived experiences and views are represented. We would therefore like to hear from any parents of brain injured children who may be interested in becoming a Parent Trustee. This is a great way to increase your skills, make friends and use your own experiences to help improve the lives of others.
People from Professional backgrounds
We are also interested in potential volunteers from professional backgrounds; in particular from those qualified in any of the following professions:
It is not essential that you have any lived experience of childhood and adolescent acquired brain injury; but it would be an advantage.
ROLE PURPOSE FOR ALL TRUSTEES:
These are all volunteer roles, but travel expenses can be paid.
If you can spare a few hours a month and are interested in becoming a Trustee for Matrix Neurological, please contact Jan Rock on:
Tel: 01642 989116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an Application Pack.
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"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"
"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"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increased their learning disability; and had a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"