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Our Vision, Aims & Values

OUR VISION

One day all children, young people and their families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury, will be compassionately supported and be able to access aspirational, intensive and seamless neuro-rehabilitation services to maximise individual potential.

OUR AIMS

To provide high quality and fully integrated Neurological Services to children, young people and their families and carers in order to:

  • improve coordination, remove duplication and facilitate access to joined-up services where possible; and
  • provide intensive and innovative one-to-one community and education neuro-rehabilitation support; that is currently not available; AND
  • provide hands-on support to families and carers of children living with the effects of an acquired brain injury

OUR VALUES

In 1995 the Nolan Committee produced its first report and recommended that all public bodies adopt codes of conduct incorporating those principles.  These standards have been widely adopted across a range of sectors as they complement other work on codes and practices, including the Code of Good Governance.  As such the Trustees of MATRIX Neurological have agreed to adhere to the Nolan Principles. These are:

  1. Selflessness
    We will act solely in the best interests of our clients and their families and not to gain financial or other material benefits for ourselves, our family, or our friends.
  2. Integrity
    We will always behave with integrity and we will not compromise ourselves by being under any obligation, financial or otherwise, to any individuals or organisations that might seek to influence us in what we do.
  3. Objectivity
    We will make choices in the best interest of our clients and the organisation; not ourselves.
  4. Accountability
    We will be accountable for our decisions and actions at all times and will submit ourselves to whatever scrutiny is necessary.
  5. Openness
    We will be open and transparent about all the decisions and actions that we take and will only restrict information where confidentiality clearly demands.
  6. Honesty
    We will always behave in an honest manner and declare any interests relating to our duties and will take steps to resolve any conflicts of interest to protect the people we exist to serve.
  7. Leadership
    We will always promote leadership and example in what we do, by doing things right and doing the right thing.

"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
Cerebra; United Kingdom
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
Recolo; United Kingdom
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
Cathy Jonson; Rehab without Walls; United Kingdom.
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
Headway; United Kingdom
"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"
The Children's Trust; United Kingdom
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"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"
Vicki Anderson; Australia

OUR MISSION: To work to remove (health) 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 Lottery Funded