I cannot thank you enough and appreciate everything you do for us. Our world was turned upside down and we were left on an unknown path and not knowing which way to go. Without the help and support from all of you I have no idea where our family would have ended up.” CW
“I really felt listened to and you cannot know just how important that is to me. I’m sure you recall just how frustrated I have felt in living through this experience. It was so unnecessary.” NL
“Thank you for your valuable help. You have been very kind and have put us in touch with the right people. You do wonderful work for head injured people and you understand them.” KJW
” Our world fell apart the day our daughter suffered a serous brain injury. The dedication, care and support you are giving our little girl and our family give u so much hope for the future. You are truly amazing people and we thank you so much.” WJ
“We appreciate your input into our lives . Now things are slowly turning around for us”. Anon
“It is a refreshing change to speak to someone who actually ‘gets it’ and knows what I am talking about. We have been left in limbo and despair for many years. I cannot explain the massive difference you have made.” AD
“I think I was ready for giving up – just as I found you. Thank you for saving my baby” xxxx Anon
“We are so happy to have found this service. We are getting so much more help and support – more than we have had in years.” GR
“The therapies you provide are really beneficial and I now get time to relax which is really helping me.” CS
“We can’t believe the amount of work you have done for us. We appreciate it all”. ANON
Thank you so much for your time today. Talking to you it really helped me. CL
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is prove to bring health improvements; improve independence; a decline in the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and highlight needs and conflicting priorities"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we delivery neuro-rehab services to children and young people"