The Legacy Rainbow House

IMG_4797Neave attends The Legacy Rainbow House in Mawdesley, near Chorley every week.  They work her really hard to teach her independent life skills so she is able to manage her disability and maximise her full potential.

What they do is very special and their vision of “Putting the ability into dis-abilty” has really had an impact on us all.

Neave working at the standing frame

Neave working at the standing frame

The Legacy Rainbow House provides professional holistic therapy via their specialist teachers, known as Conductors. Early intervention is vital as soon as it becomes evident the child has a condition or disability, as this gives the child maximum time to reach their full potential. They utilise a variety of methods to gain the best outcomes for the child’s development.

Each Conductor specialises in their own area of interest including speech and communication, toilet facilitation, physiotherapy, movement and handling to gain the best outcomes for each child’s development.

The team aim to develop each child’s physical and social wellbeing, whilst increasing their health and reducing the likelihood of secondary conditions due to a primary disability.

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In 2001 The Legacy Rainbow House started the North West’s first ever paediatric brain injury rehabilitation service and has since developed a national reputation for excellence. Hundreds of children and their families have experienced the difference they can make, and we are happy to say this very much includes Neave and her family.

IMG_4833The Trust runs the North’s largest paediatric rehabilitation day care centre, in purpose built building opened by HRH Princess Anne in April 2008. In 2012 they created their first specialist Brain Injury Community Team offering services to children and young people as they return to the community after a brain injury. In addition, The Legacy Brain Injury / Disability Co-ordinator service, based at The Legacy Rainbow House in Mawdesley, offers specialist support to children with acquired brain injury.

Their services aim to:

  • maximise each child’s potential
  • restore lost skills where possible, develop alternative skills and provide compensatory aids as needed
  • facilitate new learning beyond the end of the child’s natural recoveryIMG_4817 period
  • develop an understanding of the child’s needs
  • ensure the child’s home, school environment is modified for the way they will function after their brain injury
  • prevent secondary problems such as joint contractures developing
  • reduce the child’s needs for lifelong care

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