We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded BBC Children in Need funding for the second year. This funding pays for 12 hours per week of dedicated 1-1 support for brain injured children and young people. This unique service provides Occupational Therapist led Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy that supports children and young people who are struggling with memory, attention, slowed processing, coordination and perception difficulties along with other essential therapy support. We take a child through a detailed assessment process that forms the basis of the therapy plan that is tailored to their individual needs. This funding enables us to support these children to have better long term outcomes and improved life chances and forms an essential part of a child’s ongoing recovery. We are the only children’s charity nationally offering this specialist support FREE of charge to brain injured children and young people.
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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."
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"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"
"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"
"Parent-supported interventions after pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"