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.
To provide high quality and fully integrated Neurological Services to children, young people and their families and carers in order to:
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:
"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."
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
"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"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"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."
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increased their learning disability; and had a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"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"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"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."
"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"