Author Archives: Jan Rock


We are hiring again!

November 11th, 2020

JOB ADVERTISEMENT We are looking for 2 x SPECIALIST SEN SUPPORT WORKERS, 1 X ADMIN & RESOURCE WORKER & 1 X FAMILY SUPPORT ASSISTANT/BEFRIENDER Matrix Neurological is an innovative charity based in Middlesbrough that exists to help remove inequalities for children and young people living with an acquired brain injury. We also provide practical and […]

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Featured Case Study and Podcast

June 25th, 2020

We were recently featured as a Case Study on the Charity Digital Website and in the Charity Digital e-Magazine.   This led to us recording a Podcast with Charity Digital and the National Cyber Security Centre.  Please see the link below:   To listen to the Podcast:   https://charitydigital.org.uk/podcasts/post-covid-19-resilience-how-to-be-a-more-digitally-secure-charity  

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We are still working!

June 11th, 2020

Our staff are now returning to work in the office whilst maintaining social distancing measures and in line with government guidance.  The office is not yet open to the public and face-to-face support sessions will continue via telephone or video platforms only. Please contact us as normal by telephone on 01642 989116 and email us […]

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We are still working!

March 24th, 2020

Here at MATRIX Neurological we have been planning for the current ‘Covid 19 shut down’ situation for some weeks.  Our key staff are now set up to work from home and are continuing to support our families via telephone, email, Skype, Facetime and Whatsapp. You can contact us via the usual channels.

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TRUSTEE OPPORTUNITIES!

January 23rd, 2020

MATRIX Neurological is an innovative lived experience-led charity that supports children and young people who are living with an acquired brain injury; and provides practical and emotional support to their families.  We deliver a range of services under three workstreams: Case Management, Children and Young People Support and Family Support.  We employ two staff and […]

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TRUSTEE VACANCIES!

April 2nd, 2019

We are currently looking to recruit 2 additional Trustees to assist with the management and governance of MATRIX Neurological, a registered charity and Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).   It is not essential that you have any experience of child brain injury; but it would be an advantage. If you are experienced and qualified in any of […]

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Matrix features on Zetland FM as part of Brain Injury week

May 8th, 2017

MATRIX Neurological founder, Jan Rock, featured this morning on Zetland FM helping to increase the awareness around brain injury as part of the Action for Brain Injury week which started today (8th May 2017) During the interview Jan discusses the support and services offered by MATRIX Neurological and the charities drive and commitment to bringing […]

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Join us for our first Fundraising evening with the brilliant Niall Southall as ‘Elvis’.

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Recruitment now closed to applications.

April 20th, 2017

The closing date for the submission of applications has now passed and we have shortlisted candidates for interview. Watch this space for the introduction the successful candidate.  Who will become our second Family Support Worker to assist families affected by childhood brain injury in the Tees Valley area?

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Recruitment Update!

January 31st, 2017

We have now secured additional funding for this post which will extend the term of this post to 12 months. We are now recruiting for a part time Family Support Worker to provide a range of support services to parents and carers of brain injured children living across the Tees Valley. They will provide advocacy, […]

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"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"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.
"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
"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
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we deliver neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
Vicki Anderson; Australia
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
Eyzyon Eisentein; Israel
"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."
Vicki Anderson; Australia
"Parent-supported interventions after pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"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

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.

Council for Disabled Children Community Funded Charity Excellence Lottery Funded