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.
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
"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"
"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"
"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."
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"