about

about

SameYou is my fundraising charity, to help young adults
become themselves again after brain injury and stroke
-  Emilia Clarke

I know from personal experience how important it is when recovering from brain injury to receive the best rehabilitation care.

In many countries support is hard to find and even in the best health care services, immediate rehabilitation is often insufficient. We need to work to change healthcare policies, improve the pathways to recovery and campaign to increase provision.

Brain injury is a leading cause of death & disability

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Every 90 seconds there is one hospital admission for acquired brain injury *
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1.3 million people are living with the consequences of traumatic brain injuries *
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£15Bn per annum cost to UK economy of the effects of brain injury *
* The UKABIF APPG 2018  Download report

Your donations

SameYou works to increase the provision of immediate rehabilitation for young adults after leaving hospital and to facilitate innovations in specialist nurse training, fund clinical research and develop evidence for policy change.  

Our plans include

Understanding what’s needed
  • Backing primary research with the  Stroke Association UK  to understand the recovery needs of young adults after brain injury and stroke
  • Acting as a catalyst for change supporting leading neurorehabilitation initiatives

Evidence of the benefits of increased neurorehabilitation
  • Commissioning research to demonstrate cost advantages delivered by increased investment in neurorehabilitation
  • Lending our voice to those involved in policy change

A new Advanced Level Practitioner rehabilitation nurse training qualification
  • Working with the  Royal College of Nursing UK , and Spaulding Hospital Boston - USA , to pioneer integrated physical, cognitive and mental health neurorehabilitation nursing care
  • Facilitating international best practice sharing to help solve patients’ unmet recovery needs
  • Working with healthcare leaders to see how this training may be made available in the UK and USA, and though Nursing Now to see how this training might be made available across the developing world

Funding new clinical research 
  • Supporting ground-breaking research, contributing to advancements in rehabilitation science
  • Working with the Spaulding Hospital Boston - USA , the official teaching partner of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Raising funds to sponsor a 2-year research program to uncover the biopsychosocial impact of Acquired Brain Injury on young adults

Our long-term vision
  • To work with neurorehabilitation leaders to develop a blueprint for a new type of neuro-recovery centre helping people find their way to recovery through emotional and practical support
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