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.
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"