This is a charity very close to our hearts. We spent 8 months at The Children’s Trust where Jago received intensive rehabilitation. It provided a safe transitionary period where we had time to get used to our new lives with like minded people. It is an incredible place that really does provide a lot of hope for so many families, please support it if you can.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.
The Children’s Trust runs a range of specialist care, education and therapy services for children and young people from across the UK, including the UK’s largest rehabilitation centre for children with acquired brain injury (ABI) and has three buildings at its Tadworth Court site, Tadworth, Surreywithin the M25 motorway.
The Children’s Trust’s celebrity Vice-Presidents include Richard Hammond, Phil Tufnell, Michael Aspel, Amanda Burton, Joan Collins, Phil Packer,Elaine Paige and Gail Porter.
In 2012 The Children’s Trust launched an on-line support centre for families of children affected by acquired brain injury – The Brain Injury Hub. This website offers a wealth of practical advice and information about a condition that’s often misunderstood. There is also an on-line forum giving families the opportunity to share their stories and experiences.
The Children’s Trust’s services include:
- Residential rehabilitation for children with an acquired brain injury
- Therapy-led support in the community for children with an acquired brain injury
- Special education for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, or PMLD, at The School for Profound Education, Tadworth
- Tadworth Brain Injury Co-ordinators – brain injury experts supporting children in children’s hospitals in Nottingham and Sheffield
- Residential short breaks
- Transitional care for children who are technology dependent (e.g. require long-term ventilation or have a tracheostomy)
- Palliative care
- The Brain Injury Hub (www.braininjuryhub.co.uk) – an information website and discussion forum for parents of children with acquired brain injury as well as teachers and health professionals
For further information please visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk