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The Children's Trust
We are the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.
We work with children and young people aged 0-18 from across the UK with acquired brain injury (ABI), neurodisabilities and complex health needs.
Our key services include:
- Step-down medical and nursing care from hospital to home;
- Special education;
- Specialist assessment and clinical support in the community;
- Short breaks (respite);
- Online information and support.
Neurorehabilitation programmes at The Children`s Trust are flexible and adapt to the needs of each child. We are one of the only paediatric facilities in the country outside of an
acute hospital setting that can provide the most complex rehabilitation in the UK and our national specialist centre is the largest of its kind.
We are also the UK`s only dedicated paediatric neurorehabilitation provider with a national specialist commissioning contract to deliver brain injury rehabilitation in conjunction with NHS England. This means that funding flows automatically for children and young people who meet the criteria. Where NHS England does not fund placements, we have a dedicated team who work with commissioners and other parties to secure funding.
From our national specialist centre we also offer step-down placements. These placements support the transition from hospital to home for medically-stable children and young people aged 0-18 with complex health needs. These placements normally follow neurosurgical
procedures or prolonged stays in intensive care units where children might otherwise be staying long-term in hospital.
The Children`s Trust School is a non-maintained special school supporting children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs including neurodisability,
complex medical needs and learning difficulties aged 2-19. We offer specialist education, therapy and care through both day and residential placements, working in partnership with
families and carers. Co-located in the beautiful 24-acre site of The Children`s Trust`s national specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey, we also offer a specialist nursery and parent and child support group.
In communities across the UK we also provide specialist goal-orientated neurorehabilitation delivered in the child`s environment via our Brain Injury Community Service. Specialists from a range of clinical backgrounds, including members of the team based in four of the UK`s major trauma centres, work with the child and their family focusing on the needs which result from an acquired brain injury. These may be social, emotional, cognitive, communicative and behavioural needs. We provide a range of support centred around the child, including clinical screening, advice, and onward referral, as well as community-based
neurorehabilitation and a long-term register.
Our residential short breaks offer flexible, nurse-led care for children and young people between the ages of 0-18. The service is for those with complex disabilities and health needs, who may be vulnerable to acute changes in health which necessitate 24-hour care, and whose complex needs require care overseen by a nurse.
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