Author Archives: Ann Dale


Thank you Asda Thornaby

October 15th, 2015

You probably won’t be aware but we were entered into the ‘You say, we pay’ Competition run by ASDA and Matrix Neurological were a chosen charity for the month of August along with two other well-known charities. During that month, customers and staff then vote for the charity they want to win. Well you can […]

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We’ve gone global!

October 15th, 2015

Matrix Neurological has come a very long way since becoming a registered charity on 16 January 2015 and we are happy to share our biggest achievement to date. Our Chair was honoured to be invited to be one of the opening speakers at the worlds’ first International Paediatric Brain Injury Conference that was held in […]

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MATRIX Launch Event

October 8th, 2015

On Tuesday 6 October at The Middlesbrough Hotel, we officially launched our charity. The evening was very special to us and enabled us to share our vision and aims with friends and supporters who attended the event. There was, unfortunately some glitches with technology and those attending were unable to view Callum’s personal message which […]

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£1,000 Donation!

September 1st, 2015

Brilliant news! MATRIX Neurological has recently received a £1,000 donation from The Stewarts Law Foundation, a charitable foundation established by the partners of Stewarts Law firm of solicitors. This was quite unexpected and will greatly help the charity to carry out its aims to support children, young people and their families who are living with […]

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Matrix Official Launch Date

August 6th, 2015

The official launch date for our charity is now set to take place on Tuesday 6 October. The event is to be held at The Middlesbrough Hotel (formerly The Thistle Hotel) from 6 pm. The launch will give the trustees the opportunity to thank our supporters and local dignitaries and let them know what our […]

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Our first volunteer!

July 9th, 2015

We have recently welcomed our first volunteer to MATRIX Neurological, Giles Hudson. Giles himself lives with the effects of an acquired brain injury which he suffered as a 19 year old. Giles already volunteers as a trustee for another organisation and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of acquired brain injury. […]

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Brilliant news about Callum

July 9th, 2015

Callum has recently been offered a place on the BSc in Physiotherapy at York St John University. This is a wonderful achievement for him and he is looking forward to taking up his place at university this September and we will keep you posted as to how he is getting on. To get here Callum […]

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"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to prioritise in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
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
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
Barbara O'Connell; Ireland
"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
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
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
"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
"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
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and have conflicting priorities"
Cathy Jonson; Rehab without Walls; United Kingdom.

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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