Leading UK Charity Opens Its Doors To Local Parents

Open Day To Be Held

23.02.2011

A leading Birmingham charity is throwing open its doors next month to raise awareness of its work with disabled children.

The National Institute of Conductive Education, based in Moseley, Birmingham, works to improve the lives of both children and adults with neurological motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

The Open Day on Wednesday 16th March will enable parents of children with these conditions to learn more about neurological motor disorders and the latest developments which can be used to help to support them. There will be an opportunity to see some of the work the Institute does, as well as meeting and putting questions to staff and parents whose children already attend.

Wendy Baker, Director of Children’s Services who is organising the Open Day, explained: “Our aim at the centre is to transform the lives of children and adults with neurological motor disorders. We increase their motivation and encourage them to want to do things for themselves. We offer a positive solution and hope for the future.

“We need to raise awareness of the support available to children and adults. Not enough people know about us, so the Open Day will be a great opportunity for parents and health professionals to come along and learn about the support we offer.”

The event is being supported by Birmingham law firm, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors which is working with the centre to help promote its groundbreaking work.

Lisa Jordan, a partner and medical law expert with Irwin Mitchell, specialises in cases involving individuals who have acquired brain injuries and in her spare time acts as a Trustee for the charity. She explained: “The Foundation attracts clients from all over the UK and yet many people who live just a few miles away are unaware of the excellent services the centre and its staff provide.

“In March we also have National Brain Injury Awareness Month so it is fitting that the Open Day will provide an opportunity for local people to find out more about these disorders and the help that is available.”

The Open Day at the Foundation for Conductive Education’s centre in Cannon Hill House, (adjacent Cannon Hill Park) 14 Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8RD, takes place on Wednesday 16th March from 9.30am until 12 noon.