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Welcome to Our New Family Support Worker

July 19th, 2016

Matrix is delighted to welcome Naila Arif, our new Family Support Worker. Naila joined us recently and is busy getting to know the families we are currently supporting. Her role is to help and support families and ensure that parents are aware of their rights as carers. She is also building contacts with local GP […]

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Introducing Matrix Volunteers

July 19th, 2016

We now have 4 new volunteers who are part of the Matrix team. Nicola is our Admin Volunteer who has succeeded in organising our office and keeps up on our toes! She is happy to get involved in all aspects of our work and is a calming influence in the office. Sven recently joined us […]

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Volunteers needed

June 14th, 2016

We are now looking to recruit volunteers for our new Family Support Project. We are looking for friendly, reliable people who can provide low level practical support to families who have a child living with the effects of a brain injury. This may include practical tasks such as light housework or small amounts of shopping. […]

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Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Supporting Short Animated Film

May 10th, 2016

Thanks to support from law firm Irwin Mitchell our new brain injury DVD will be provided FREE to families who are trying to deal with what is often a significant life changing experience. ‘Me and my Brain injury’ explains to the viewer how the brain works and how the connections within everyone’s brain are different.  […]

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Family Support Worker Vacancy at Matrix

April 18th, 2016

  We wish to recruit a Family Support Worker to provide a range of support services to parents and carers of brain injured children living across Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland. 30 hours £22,000 pro rata. This is a fixed term contract The Family Support Worker will provide advocacy, emotional and learning support to families […]

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NEW BRAIN INJURY FILM

March 31st, 2016

  MATRIX Neurological has created a short animated film called ‘Me and My Brain Injury’ that explains brain injury to a child or young person so that they can understand what has happened inside their head. The innovative film has been developed with funding from the Goshen Trust and the Tees Valley Community Foundation.  The […]

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Carers’ Launch Event

March 1st, 2016

We wanted to thank Karen Harwood of the South Tees NHS Trust for inviting us to attend their Carers Launch event. The launch was held in the Atrium of James Cook University Hospital on Monday 8 February 2016 and enabled local charities and other organisations to promote their carers services. The event also enabled hospital […]

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Recruiting soon!

February 15th, 2016

Matrix Neurological is delighted to announce we have been successful in securing funding from the South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group from their Community Innovation Fund. This funding will enable us to recruit a family support worker who will provide advocacy and support to parent carers of children living with a brain injury. They will work […]

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We need volunteers!

November 25th, 2015

We are particularly interested in current or retired teachers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.  We also need experienced admin support volunteers. So if you have a few hours spare and want to help contribute to our innovative work please get in touch for an informal chat. All volunteers will receive an in-depth induction, training appropriate to […]

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Awarded Project of the Month!

November 16th, 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as ‘project of the month,’ for October, by the Tees Valley Community Foundation and have been given a financial contribution to our running costs. It is wonderful to have the important work we are doing acknowledged as ‘exceeding expectations’ and receive £1000 to further support […]

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"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"
Andrew Ross; former Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury. Stressful experiences alter brain development of a child, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
Dalton Leong; Chief Executive of the Children's Trust
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increases their learning disability; and has a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"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"
Vicki Anderson; Australia
"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"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
Caron Gan; Canada
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
Professor Bryan Kolb; Canada
"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"
Recolo; United Kingdom
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
Deborah Andrews; New Zealand

OUR MISSION: To work to remove inequalities for children & young people affected by acquired brain injury; and provide effective support to their families that makes a real difference.

Council for Disabled Children Charity Excellence Lottery Funded