On a sunny afternoon on 6 March 2020 we attended the Inspiring Women Awards at The Wilton Centre in Redcar. The Inspiring Women Awards were created by Anna Turley, M.P. and Redcar and Cleveland Council to honour the memory of Mo Mowlam, M.P.
Afternoon tea was enjoyed by almost 100 people and we were entertained by the female singing trio, The Lipsticks.
We were delighted to learn that our Founder and CEO, Jan Rock had been nominated for an award. She received a ‘Special Award for Leadership’ in recognition of her tireless charitable work for children and young people living with acquired brain injuries and their families and for founding Matrix Neurological five years ago.
Jan said, “It was a wonderful surprise to receive the award and a huge thank you to the Awards Panel for recognising the hard work of the whole team at Matrix.”
Congratulations to all the 2020 winners!
"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"
"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"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"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"
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
"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"
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"