Our Vision, Aims & Values

OUR VISION

One day all children and young people living with acquired brain injuries, will be recognised, supported and able to access rehabilitation support that will maximise individual potential.

OUR AIMS

To provide high quality and fully integrated support services to brain injured children, young people and their families and carers to:

  • improve coordination and facilitate access to appropriate joined-up services (where possible);
  • provide innovative one-to-one rehabilitation and education support; that is currently not available; and
  • provide peer mentoring and practical support to their families and carers

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.

"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
This is the best support plan we have ever seen that will deliver the best outcomes for this young person.  The costings are 'spot on' and realistic'.  Direct Payments Team.  
"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
"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
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
Claire Willis; Australia
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"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
Child 1 - Aged 14 and 3 years after a traumatic brain injury
2019 2020 Change
REASONING 301/800 426/800   +  125
MEMORY 181/800 304/800   +  123
ATTENTION 463/800 573/800   +  110
COORDINATION 47/800 309/800   +  262
PERCEPTION 158/800 374/800   +  216
"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

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.

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