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IDC Feature: The Brain Injured Children Trust

Our first feature dedicated to the fast approaching International Day of Charity is The Brain Injured Children Trust, a national charity that provides practical, financial, social, and emotional support to families who have a child affected by brain injury and severe developmental delay.

Tuesday 1st September 2020

Please tell us and everyone else about your organisation and its purpose

The Brain Injured Children Trust is a national charity that provides practical, financial, social, and emotional support to families who have a child affected by brain injury and severe developmental delay. These are very high needs children who in the past were given a limited prognosis for the future, not expected to walk or talk.

Today, it is known that the human brain is in fact extremely adaptable and recovery or at least significant improvement from Brain Injury is very possible, if appropriate interventions/ therapies (NDTP - Neuro Developmental Therapy Programs) are applied and critical development takes place during the first few years of life.

The Brain Injured Children Trust supports families to be the best possible advocates for their child and help their brain injured child to flourish and reach his or her full potential.

How did the global pandemic affect you?

COVID-19 has been a pivotal turning point for the Trust, where we have identified that we need to evolve as an organisation, embrace technology and develop a digital strategy to provide a more accessible, efficient service which removes barriers, enabling us to operate with flexibility from anywhere.

We have also recognised that as a Trust we need to increase our online profile to attract potential funders / sponsors, as well as reach more families with a brain injured child.

How does infoodle help you spend more time making a difference?

With support from infoodle we have now set up a cloud-based community management system to enable us to streamline our processes, be connected to our members, volunteers and manage our organisation’s data from anywhere in the country.

Within a very short space of time we are reaping the benefits of having streamlined up to date data to support families, accountability by setting tasks and a growing list of potential sponsors which we can market direct to.

The data was always there, now we can see it, organize it, and importantly utilize it. Thank you to infoodle for being so patient with us setting up!

Images and text featured this post have been kindly provided by The Brain Injured Children Trust.

To learn more about The Brain Injured Children Trust or get in touch with them, visit their website.