£80,000 funding award!

January 26th, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £80,000 from BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures to expand our innovative team.  The new posts will be providing education support to brain injured children and young people through the COVID crises.  Many of our children and young people are already years behind their peers at school and the COVID crises will only exacerbate this further.  Doctors used to think that brain injured children and young people simply ‘bounced back’ post brain injury; but we know this is not the case.  Many of these children and young people still have significant  difficulties, up to 12 years post brain injury, that continue to have a negative impact on their lives, learning and employability.  The ground-breaking team will be combining neuro-rehabilitation techniques with SEN resources to ensure their work has a lasting impact on the lives of brain injured children and young people.


"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
I was very impressed with the results you have had with the young people you have worked with.
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"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"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
Vicki Anderson; Australia
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"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"
James Tonks; University of London

OUR MISSION: To work to remove inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

Council for Disabled Children Community Funded Charity Excellence Lottery Funded Youth Foundation BBC CiN