The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people aged 0-18, and their families.
The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Community Service provides specialist goal-orientated neurorehabilitation delivered in the child’s environment, either at home, in school, or a combination of both settings. Delivered by specialists from a range of clinical backgrounds, we work with the child and their family in a non-intensive, consultative way focusing on the needs which result from an acquired brain injury. These may be social, emotional, cognitive, communicative, and behavioural needs. Our ultimate goal is to maximise the child/young person’s participation in their everyday life.
In partnership with Leeds Children’s Hospital, we have a clinical specialist based in the hospital who provides information, education, advice and support to families and other professionals. In addition, we also provide long-term support to the child and their family at key transition stages such as starting school, moving to secondary school or college, starting a new job or leaving home to live independently for the first time.
In addition, The Children’s Trust Brain Injury Hub and award-winning information service provides information and support to parents, families, carers and teachers involved with children and young people affected by acquired brain injury. The Brain Injury Hub offers clinically-approved information, news and blogs, alongside videos and the opportunity to share experiences on our discussion forums. The site has been awarded the Department of Health’s Information Standard kitemark. We have also published a range of books to help parents, families and siblings understand and talk about brain injury. These free resources are available to order www.braininjuryhub.co.uk.
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