Organisation/Service Details

Organisation Details

Description of activity

We are the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people aged 0-18, with acquired brain injury, neurodisability, and complex health needs. It is our ambition that all children with brain injury and neurodisability have the opportunity to live the best life possible.
Community Services
We work in communities across the UK supporting children and young people with acquired brain injury, and their families.

Specialist services are particularly effective in supporting children who may have made a good physical recovery after an accident or illness and are expected to make a successful return to mainstream school, but are left with ‘hidden’ difficulties that can seriously affect their home and school life.

These difficulties can include:
• learning new information;
• concentration and memory;
• understanding and using language effectively;
• developing independence skills appropriate to their age;
• making and keeping friends;
• staying safe;
• controlling emotions and impulses;
• managing fatigue and getting enough sleep.

Our Brain Injury Community Service supports children and young people who:
• have a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of an acquired
• brain injury, either recently or some years ago;
• are medically stable;
• are 18 years and under at the time of referral; and
• are registered with a UK GP.

These children and young people no longer require intensive therapy but would benefit from some level of therapeutic support.
Through our specialist multidisciplinary team we are able to support these children by providing advice, support and rehabilitation delivered at home, in school, or a combination
of both. With a member of our community service based in four of the UK’s major hospitals, and a dedicated multidisciplinary team based at our national specialist centre in Surrey, we are able to support children from right across the UK.

Anybody can refer a child who has a suspected or confirmed acquired brain injury, including concussion, into the service and we can provide clinical screening, advice, brain injury education and onward referral completely free of charge.

For some children this may be sufficient and no further support will be required. If additional specialist support is needed and this isn’t available locally, there are a number of assessments and rehabilitation packages we can offer. Delivered by our multidisciplinary community team, we will work to secure funding for these packages on the family’s behalf.

Organisation Contact Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
The Brain Injury Community Service
Telephone

Address and Accessibility

Address Details

Venue Name
The Children's Trust
Address 1
Tadworth Court
Town
Tadworth
County
Surrey
Postcode
KT20 5RU

Accessibility

Accessible building
Yes
Accessible toilets
Yes
Please describe how accessible the toilet area is for example is it a 'Changing Places' accessible toilet, does it have changing facilities, hoists etc

Wheelchair accessible with grab rails

Parking facilities
Yes
Dietary needs catered for
Yes
Staff have specialist training
Yes

Availability

Availability Details

Days and times of activity / opening
MondayFrom 00To 00Open 24/7 all year long
TuesdayFrom 00To 00Open 24/7 all year long
WednesdayFrom 00To 00Open 24/7 all year long
ThursdayFrom 00To 00Open 24/7 all year long
FridayFrom 00To 00Open 24/7 all year long
SaturdayFrom 00To 00Open 24/7 all year long
SundayFrom 00To 00Open 24/7 all year long
When is the activity or service available
All Year Round
How to access the service/activity
Referral required
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)

We have a dedicated Placements Team who are happy to discuss (formally or informally) the referral process of each of our services, admissions criteria and the assessment process.

Please contact them on 01737 365080 or email enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk.

Enquiries are accepted from parents and professionals.

Does a parent / carer need to stay on premises during activity
No
Is there a cost for this service or activity
No

Inclusion and Accessibility

Taking Part

How can a child or young person with SEND take part in this activity

We work in communities across the UK supporting children and young people with acquired brain injury, and their families.

Specialist services are particularly effective in supporting children who may have made a good physical recovery after an accident or illness and are expected to make a successful return to mainstream school, but are left with ‘hidden’ difficulties that can seriously affect their home and school life.

These difficulties can include:
• learning new information;
• concentration and memory;
• understanding and using language effectively;
• developing independence skills appropriate to their age;
• making and keeping friends;
• staying safe;
• controlling emotions and impulses;
• managing fatigue and getting enough sleep.

Our Brain Injury Community Service supports children and young people who:
• have a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of an acquired
• brain injury, either recently or some years ago;
• are medically stable;
• are 18 years and under at the time of referral; and
• are registered with a UK GP.

These children and young people no longer require intensive therapy but would benefit from some level of therapeutic support.
Through our specialist multidisciplinary team we are able to support these children by providing advice, support and rehabilitation delivered at home, in school, or a combination
of both. With a member of our community service based in four of the UK’s major hospitals, and a dedicated multidisciplinary team based at our national specialist centre in Surrey, we are able to support children from right across the UK.

Anybody can refer a child who has a suspected or confirmed acquired brain injury, including concussion, into the service and we can provide clinical screening, advice, brain injury education and onward referral completely free of charge.

For some children this may be sufficient and no further support will be required. If additional specialist support is needed and this isn’t available locally, there are a number of assessments and rehabilitation packages we can offer. Delivered by our multidisciplinary community team, we will work to secure funding for these packages on the family’s behalf.

Who to contact for more information about inclusion and accessibility

Name
The Brain Injury Community Service
Telephone No.

Categories

Which categories suit this organisation?

Local Offer Position
Kingston Richmond Nationwide
This Organisation Supports
Learning Disability Physical Disability Visual Impairment Communication Social and Emotional Needs
Services
Health Services Organisations / Charities

Age Range

Age of Users
From 0 To 18