When a child suffers a brain injury, the air ambulance is there within minutes. The hospital is there to provide clinical support immediately after. Then, perhaps a local charity provides physical rehabilitation. But, who is there for these families when they are discharged from hospital and beyond? The Child Brain Injury Trust. They pride themselves on being the ‘unsung heroes’ and are there when nobody else can help.
The Child Brain Injury Trust supports children/young people aged 0-24 with an acquired brain injury (an injury occurring after birth) through a range of services from their head office and in communities all over the UK. They work within hospitals, schools and families’ homes, provide publications, family events, a helpline and online training for family members.
They are the only UK charity to provide long-term support to any child with an acquired brain injury no matter how mild their injury or how it was caused from the moment of injury in hospital, throughout their rehabilitation, education, and until they turn 24.