It is well known that life changes dramatically for individuals and their families after traumatic brain injury.
Many of those who sustain life-changing injuries are left feeling they are living on a knife-edge, with no viable resources or support available to them. With the NHS under more stress than ever and many brain injured individuals falling “under the radar”, it is difficult for them to know where to turn.
In this important episode of Stewarts Soundbites, Lee van den Born explored some of the less well-known or “hidden services” available to those who do not have the funds and/or the support to secure vital input. From community, befriending and mental health services to statutory funding, Lee discussed some valuable resources available, the importance of agency collaboration and guidance on where to begin and how to help as a carer, family member or MDT member.
Host: Emma Lyons
Speaker: Lee van den Born
Watch the recording below:
- Specialist information, advice and support to individuals following injury/trauma
- Family support sessions, financial capability sessions, health checks, benefits advice and information, social prescribing, community engagement services, health and social care services.
- Pro Bono and Litigation work
- National reach
- Checking benefit entitlement
- Searching for a grant
- Finding out what benefits, grants and other schemes may be available to you
- Other financial information and support
- Independent Healthcare provider started by clinicians
- Self-refer for physiotherapy
- NHS referral or private enquiries
- Provide support and guidance, reduce social isolation and loneliness
- National Groups
- Not just for mums and not just for women
- Provides companionship, support, fitness and aims to help anxiety and depression
- National groups
- Group aimed at eliminating stigma surrounding mental health
- Weekly, free to attend peer support groups for over 18s
- National groups
Our speaker – Lee van den Born
Lee founded Tomorrow’s H.O.P.E (Helping Others Positively Evolve) in 2017. When Lee’s passion for helping support those with life changing brain injuries drove him to start his own business, he started by speaking with solicitors and case managers then working with compensation claims and litigation clients. Acknowledging noticeable gaps in community-based services after hospital care, especially for those that did not fall into the litigation services, Lee decided to then register the company as a Social Enterprise.
Tomorrow’s H.O.P.E now offers services to all throughout Hull, The East Riding, Lincolnshire, Doncaster, Grimsby, Scarborough, Leeds, Humberside and other regions on request. Lee built the company on through his living experience of the gap in services after experiencing a health crisis which took a long period of recovery. He believed a change was needed and wanted to be able to help those in need before they reach a time of crisis.
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