Memorandum by Miss C Stevenson (H22)
I am one of the clients who is currently attending
Rehab UK (G M B I V C) Greater Manchester Brain Injury Vocational
Centre. This has greatly assisted me to acquire different types
of work experience placements, (voluntary work experiences) and
to assist other volunteers and clients.
I joined the programme in 1998 when Rehab UK
first opened I have a hidden disability which happened at birth
in 1974. No one knows for certain how this occurred. Throughout
various child assessments, child developmental sessions and an
M.R brain scan, the true cause is totally unknown. Attending Rehab
UK has given me the confidence and the excellent opportunity to
mix and socialise with a wide variety of different people who
all have different types of brain injury.
I am very distressed and very concerned to learn
that our centre is under threat of closure in April 2001 unless
core funding can be found from The Health Committee. We are doing
all that we can to support and save the centre. I am therefore
writing to urge you to support us and our campaign.