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.
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"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"
"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"
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric 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"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate 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"
"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"