Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services

The Children's Trust offers a range of residential brain injury rehabilitation services for children and young people with acquired brain injury (ABI). In 1985 we started the UK's first paediatric brain injury rehabilitation service and now work with children and families from across the country. We now run the UK's largest service of its kind at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey. Our rehabilitation service is funded in a number of ways, including funding from NHS England via National Specialist Commissioning; private individuals who fund their child’s placement; and insurance companies or embassies representing a child. In addition, we need to raise £7m each year to support children and families and heavily rely upon the generous donations of our supporters in doing so.  If you are a healthcare professional working with a child or young people with acquired brain injury, you can find out more  here. Our flexible services reflect the range of abilities and needs of children with brain injuries; from those who are minimally conscious to those who appear to have made a full physical recovery but are left with 'hidden' problems with their cognition, memory, communication and behaviour.
Our services aim to:
  • maximise each child's potential
  • restore lost skills where possible, develop alternative skills and provide compensatory aids as needed
  • facilitate new learning beyond the end of the child's natural recovery period
  • develop an understanding of the child's needs
  • ensure the child's home environment is modified for the way they will function after their brain injury
  • prevent secondary problems such as joint contractures developing.
The rehabilitation team also works with the child and their family to help them come to terms with the new needs of their child.

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