Our team at Hudgell Solicitors are extremely proud to once again be attending The European Neuro Convention, where the incredible achievements of our ambassador Paul Spence are being highlighted as a ‘Blueprint for Success’ in community based brain recovery support.
The Convention is Europe’s only trade show dedicated to providing unparalleled expert insight into the latest technology and trends that are advancing the neuro-surgical, diagnostic, rehabilitation and brain stimulation fields at an incredible speed.
It is the second year that solicitors from our experienced brain injury specialist team have attended and exhibited alongside Paul, the founder of the growing and highly regarded PAUL For Brain Recovery centre in Hull.
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor himself, Hudgell Solicitors were proud to work closely with and provide support to Paul to help him register as a charity and then develop plans for his community based centre, which opened in April 2016.
Over the past two years Paul and his team of five have gone from strength to strength, developing and gaining fantastic recognition for the quality of its work when commissioned by the local NHS as a recognised health service.
In the last year it has worked with NHS England and the centre now has 160 visits a month with people being referred by Neuro consultants and GPs. Paul was also recently invited to a parliamentary event discussing the provision of brain injury services across the UK.
As part of the two day convention, Paul is to speak at a seminar entitled ‘Blueprint for Success: Community Based Support for Brain Recovery’.
Ali Ward, who has worked as a Brain Injury Case Manager for the past nine years and has been at the Paul For Brain Recovery Centre since its doors opened, is also in attendance. She is on hand to talk people through her role, which sees her develop bespoke packages of support for each of their service users.
Chris Moore, a brain injury claims specialist at Hudgell Solicitors, said he was delighted to see Paul’s achievements recognised at an event where the leading advancements and expertise in brain injury treatment and support are discussed. He said:
“Paul has a truly inspirational story, but perhaps more importantly as a brain injury survivor himself he spotted a gap in services to support people when they returned to the community and he has done something about it.
“What Paul has done is not easy to achieve. Indeed, if you look across the country there are many areas lacking such support and that is why health bodies have been looking closely at his success and the positive impact he is having on so many lives.
“His seminar looks at the key components of delivering an effective community based service, which meets the individual needs of people affected by brain Injury, with Paul highlighting the recovery pathways his service has developed whilst also celebrating the astounding outcomes it has achieved for those it supports.
“The talk will also set out the subsequent challenges that arise as a result of meeting demand, developing so quickly and catering for people with varying and complex needs.
“Paul has led the way in providing a crucial community support service, led by people who fully understand the impact of a brain injury on not only they as in individuals, but also for all those close to them.
“Paul is an inspirational leader and it is why we are so proud to have him as an ambassador of our firm, and available to support our clients alongside the legal expertise our team provides when they are setting out on the difficult road to brain injury recovery.”