On Friday 12 October we at Boyes Turner were delighted to welcome case managers, therapists and many others who work with brain-injured children to our Child Brain Injury Training Day.
The aim of the day was to highlight the issues a child with a brain injury can face but with an emphasis on the wider impact this can have on the family.
We hosted a number of wonderful speakers including:
- Sharmin Campbell - Director, Celsior Management - spoke about Care and Case Management reports - the legal perspective
- Lindsay Oliver - SLT, Independent Living Solutions - gave a 30 minute guide to Speech and Language Therapy with Children with Brain Injuries
- Marc Beale - Director, Malvern Solutions Ltd - spoke about how assistive technology can help increase independence for brain injured children and their families
- Joanne Foster & Kate Correal - Case Managers, North Star Case Management - gave us an insight into case management on the ground
- Cheryl Newton - Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist - spoke about the invisible injury of children with brain injuries
We are grateful to all who attended the day and hope the programme offered food for thought for all.
As part of the programme we were delighted to welcome Louise Wilkinson and Lucy Perkins from CBIT (Child Brain Injury Trust). This fantastic charity work closely with the injured child and their family, providing support and information, helping to access appropriate services and educating schools about their role in the rehabilitation process for a brain injured child.
The charity has regional family liaison and support coordinators all over the country who can help and support injured children and ensure as far as possible their needs are met. Lucy is the Thames Valley Coordinator and we were delighted she could join us to talk about the focus of her work with local families.
We are focused on providing treatment, care, and support to brain-injured children and their families but not all families will have the financial support of a claim and therefore CBIT coordinators play a vital role in trying to plug this gap and signpost children and families to local services.
We look forward to working with CBIT in the future and will be signposting clients to them for help where extra support is needed.
Our next fund raising event for the charity will be a GloZumba event held locally to raise awareness about their latest child safety campaign. Be safe. Be seen.
If you would like to support the event or join us please contact Claire Roantree for more information.