Community Rehabilitation for Brain Injury
"The staff are really polite and friendly, nothing was too much to ask, and we adopted new ways of working due to the pandemic. Our care home worked with the Sphere team with a resident that was discharged from a local hospital, from day one the teams worked really well together, we had regular meetings to update on progress made and also strategies that worked for the staff and the resident. All the staff were really knowledgeable in their field and would happily support the care staff, I would have no hesitation in working with Sphere again”.
"The Sphere Memory and Rehabilitation Team led by Dr Katherine Dawson have offered amazing support for myself and my husband after he suffered an ABI. Their amazing positivity over the 9 months of work with him have given us both hope and optimism for the future".
"I am very pleased with the support I have received from the Sphere Team. They have taken time to talk to me and ask me about the problems that I'm facing and need to overcome. Dr. Dawson's book on ABI has also been relevant and interesting".
"Tracey supported me with my rehab for around 2 years. She was really understanding about what happened to me and how it impacted my day-to-day life when I was unsure of my future might look like. She helped to motivate me to regain skills and confidence which I had lost because of the accident. I needed support with travelling to long distance appointments, picking up old hobbies and interests again and keeping on track with my rehab goals. My family were also very grateful for the help and support Tracey was able to provide during this time. I improved a lot during the time I was working with Tracey, and I am now able to believe in myself again. I could walk into a room of 1000 people and it wouldn’t faze me. I also have a new job which means I can spend more quality time with my family and friends".
"I can't make things work in my brain and it's all XXXXXX and cloudy. Session with you (Clare) sorts my head out. I can think a bit and you get what I am saying"
"My sincere thanks go to the Sphere Memory and Rehabilitation Team member, Carol Bolton, Clinical Psychologist who delivered a professional service and who demonstrated both patience and persistence with my client who has been extremely difficult to communicate with, due to severe psychological symptoms, however Carol did not give up on her and my client was able to make progress"
"When I first met Katherine, I told her I understood her role, but that she wouldn't be able to help me. I have never been so wrong! She has helped me realise and understand the issues caused by my brain injury, most of which I wasn't conscious of at the start. A superb listener with an understanding of my issues, which in itself provides enormous help. Being able to discuss your personal issues with someone who understands is more helpful than can be described"
“Katherine has helped me greatly in identifying what I can still do well and how to play to these strengths in daily life. In turn, this has helped my family in understanding why I say and do certain things and identifying strategies to cope. I now feel more hopeful about the future"