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New Vacancies

April 28th, 2022

JOB ADVERTISEMENT 1 x ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT WORKER 1 x FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER 6 x CLASSROOM SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS Matrix Neurological is a lived-experience led, pioneering charity that helps children and young people living with an acquired brain injury caused by an accident or illness.  We also provide practical, emotional and peer support to their […]

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New vacancies!

March 4th, 2022

JOB ADVERTISEMENT ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT WORKER & CLASSROOM SUPPORT WORKER Matrix Neurological is a lived-experience led, pioneering charity that helps children and young people living with an acquired brain injury caused by an accident or illness.  We also provide practical, emotional and peer support to their families. Due to additional funding, we are expanding […]

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WE ARE RECRUITING AGAIN!

February 5th, 2022

Due to us being awarded additional funding we are recruiting for two vacancies.  1 x ABI Support Worker (Mental Wellbeing focus) and 1 x Classroom Assistant for our new classroom/Healing Room.  Competitive salary and pension.  Both posts are advertised on Sector1.net or contact:  elle@matrixneurological.org.uk for an application pack.  Please note both posts are subject to […]

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Government Statement on Acquired Brain Injury

December 9th, 2021

Government Statement via the House of Commons

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Our latest Outcomes

September 1st, 2021

We have been completing annual assessments on some of the children and young people we are working with.  Here are their latest results:

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£80,000 funding award!

January 26th, 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £80,000 from BBC Children in Need and Youth Futures to expand our innovative team.  The new posts will be providing education support to brain injured children and young people through the COVID crises.  Many of our children and young people are already years behind their […]

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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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"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand
"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
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
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
"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
"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
"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.
"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
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain

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 Youth Foundation BBC CiN