HSF provides £40,000 to The Children’s Trust towards Brain Injury Community Service

HSF are delighted to support the work of the Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury providing both residential and community-based rehabilitation services for children and young people with a brain injury.

The Children’s Trust provides expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care, supporting children and families from across the UK at their national specialist centre, enabling children make the best recovery possible after a serious accident or illness.

Every year over 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness (figure drawn from NHS England). This is known as acquired brain injury. Many children make a good recovery, but thousands have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. Some children are left with severe physical difficulties or learning difficulties. Some children experience more subtle, ‘hidden’ difficulties which nevertheless have a big impact on their lives. Thousands more children are born with brain injuries or develop severe disabilities as a result of degenerative conditions.

HSF has provided a £40,000 grant towards the cost of their Brain Injury Community Service which supports children with brain injury on their return to home, school and their community after a serious accident or illness. These children have minimal physical impairment but have acquired significant cognitive, communication, behavioural or psychosocial difficulties. Without appropriate support, these difficulties can lead to school expulsion, mental illness and a higher risk of engaging in anti-social and offending behaviour.

For more information visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk

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