SCANS VISION IS TO BRING
TOGETHER ALL CHILDREN WITH NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AND CHILDREN CARING FOR SIBLINGS OR PARENTS WITH NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS.
TO GIVE THEM TOTAL SUPPORT UNDER ONE ROOF, AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FIELDS OF ART, DRAMA, THEATRE, MUSIC AND
SPORT. TO PROVIDE A PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE AND A RESPITE CARE PROVISION TO PROMOTE GOOD MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, AND
TO HELP THEM TO COPE WITH LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE CONDITION THAT THEY LIVE WITH OR SUPPORT OTHERS TO LIVE WITH.
HELPING CHILDREN TO LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST AND TO PUSH PERSONAL BOUNDARIES
EPILEPSY - MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - STROKE - CEREBRAL PALSY - ADHD, ASPERGERS - AUTISM - BRAIN CANCER - TUMOUR
and many more
Starting a charity is a massive undertaking for everyone
involved. It is a huge learning curve but the rewards are immense.
SCANS was put together because
of a lack in the provision of services and social/physical support to children with neurological conditions. Many of
the symptoms of these conditions manifest in a physical way. Invetero stroke will often result in a baby
being born hemiplegic or paraplegic. Physical therapy is a must and an ongoing concern to parents. Other agencies
simply can not provide sufficient support for these children and it is the responsibility of the third sector to try and fill
this gap. Many of the parents that we have talked to, who have children surviving invetero stroke, tell us that although
a minimal amount of support is initially available to them it stops within a year. As their children grow and develop
they feel that they flounder in a sea of uncertainty. They are unsure of the effects of their daily physiotherapy routine
and are unable to access a qualified professional to encourage and teach new methods or change programmes of activities.
We are currently seeking funding to employ a full time qualified Physiotherapist and two part time experienced physical
therapists. These three people will provide approximately 7000 hours of treatment, workshops to parents and support
to approximately 2000 children in the Colchester and Tendering Area. This is a starting point. We will need to
train more volunteers as time goes by, so that we can provide, in our own centre, a full time and permanent service to the
This is particularly important to SCANS and an area where we can make some serious contribution.