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.
"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"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"