One of the key things we agreed at the outset as an organisation was NOT to signpost you to other organisations. Our Founder once found herself in a sign-posting loop, and at one point spoke to 33 people from 13 different organisations – and got nowhere because those individuals simply did not want to take on any responsibility for solving the problem.
We believe sign-posting simply drops the problem back onto you – when you are already under a significant amount of stress. So if you come to us for help – then we will help you. We think the frustration, disappointment and anger Jan felt at that time was unnecessary. So we see it as our role to help you solve your problems so that you can concentrate on providing the right help and support to your child.
We will therefore undertake the service navigation work for you and find the information you need. We will then ensure we send the people you need to see directly to you. This removes any added pressure on you and should enable you to receive the right additional help and support that you need, both appropriately and quickly.
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"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"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"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"
"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"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is prove to bring health improvements; improve independence; a decline in the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"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"
"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"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."