Birmingham city centre based, Your Care Services has pledged its support to the Child Brain Injury Trust – a leading charity which provides non-medical support to families affected by childhood acquired brain injury up and down the country.
The charitable partnership, which recently launched is undoubtedly a natural fit, as Your Care Services is an independent specialist provider of acquired brain injury care.
Whilst Your Care Services primarily works with adults – providing personalised, home-based support for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) – the Child Brain Injury Trust (CBIT) is headed by a group of health professionals dedicated to researching the effects of ‘traumatic’ injury on a child’s developing brain.
Your Care Services’ fundraising efforts will be rolled out over the next 12 months and aims to bring together all of those living with acquired brain injury and their families and friends across the region.
To kick off the programme, a recent planning meeting was held at the Your Care Services offices where the families of service-users, Your Care Services staff, Child Brain Injury Trust representatives and other stakeholders collated ideas and started planning for the year-long fundraising programme.
The first event, took place on October 31, with devoted Your Care staff completing an 8mile round-trip ‘Halloween walk to work’, all sporting various Halloween fancy dress outfits.
The team were armed with Child Brain Injury Trust collection buckets and urged people along the route to make a donation for the cause.
The convoy started out at 7am at The Robin Hood Island and made its way up the main Stratford road to the Your Care Services offices in Birmingham city centre.
Miriam Sharma, former health carer and now managing director of Your Care Services said:
“We’ve set ourselves a fundraising target of £5,000, which we feel is realistic and achievable given the willingness of our staff who regularly work beyond their duty of care to provide a personalised service.
“At Your Care Services, we have a strong focus on an integrated health and social care approach , whilst maintaining the physical health of a service-user is a priority, we feel it’s the social support that makes a real difference to people’s lives.
“This new partnership with the Child Brain Injury Trust has given our team and service users a new motivation and we are all totally committed to sustaining a positive long-term relationship with the charity and raising a lot of money for such a great cause.”