Services

To ensure the delivery of our services meets identified needs, we have undertaken wide consultation and  taken on board the views and recommendations of a number of sources, including families living with the effects of an acquired brain injury and a range of health professionals. Additionally the Founder of our charity knows what help and support both her and her family needed at the time of her son’s accident.  Unfortunately these were not available.

This means that all our services are developed, not only on a clearly identified need, but from a personal ‘living the nightmare’ perspective.

As such we believe we are in the unique position of providing ‘what people actually need’ as opposed to what people ‘think they need’. Our deeper understanding enables us to develop and deliver services that make a real and measurable difference to the children and families who need us. We believe in:

Aiming Higher: Achieving More

We understand that the rehabilitation journey towards recovery is a marathon and not a short sprint.  Neurological improvements take time and progress is sometimes erratic and frustratingly slow.    We know that short term uncoordinated interventions do not deliver the right outcomes for people; so we offer a range of integrated services for children, young people and their families aimed at supporting them for the long-term.

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Our services can be accessed in a number of ways:

  • Self referral
  • GP Referral
  • Hospital Referral
  • Community Referral

"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
Lucia Braga; Brazil
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
Shari Wade; USA
"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
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
Andrea Palacio-Navarro; Spain
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
Eric Hermans; Netherlands
This is the best support plan we have ever seen that will deliver the best outcomes for this young person.  The costings are 'spot on' and realistic'.  Direct Payments Team.  
"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"
Claire Willis; Australia
"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."
Barbara O'Connell; Ireland
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"
James Tonks; University of London
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
Lucia Braga; Brazil

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 Community Funded Charity Excellence Lottery Funded Youth Foundation BBC CiN