On Friday 6 March we attended The Inspiring Women Awards at the Wilton Centre in Redcar. The Awards were created by Anna Turley M.P. and Redcar and Cleveland Council to honour the memory of Mo Mowlam, M.P, who was previously the MP for Redcar and did so much for the UK and Northern Ireland.
100 guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea and we were entertained by the very talented female singing trio, The Lipsticks.
We were delighted to learn that our Founder and CEO had been shortlisted for an award. She was given a Special Recognition Award for Leadership, for her tireless charitable work supporting children and young people living with acquired brain injuries and their families, and for founding Matrix Neurological.
Jan said, “I did not expect to win anything, so it was a real surprise to receive this award. Thank you the Awards Panel for recognising the work of the whole team at Matrix.”
We wish to extend our congratulations to all the 2020 winners.
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"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"
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"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"
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"