Our team are now able to offer one-to-one specialist neuro-physiotherapy assessment and treatment of a variety of conditions including stroke, MS, brain injury and incomplete spinal cord injury, to name a few.
A number of patients have already benefited from the welcoming and professional team, well equipped gym and the idyllic setting at Banstead. Just take a look at Charles’ story:
“My husband suffered a serious brain injury in June 2007 and we were struggling to find a centre where Charles could receive ongoing rehabilitation once he was discharged from hospital. Luckily we found QEF and Charles is now receiving ongoing private rehabilitation therapies at Banstead as an outpatient.
The services offered by QEF are highly professional, the staff warm and friendly and Charles really enjoys his weekly physio sessions where he has been highly motivated by Carol Carr the skilled physiotherapist.
Charles has use of the fantastic equipment available at Banstead and he is improving his mobility and communication thanks to the team effort at QEF.”
Sue Organ (Charles’ wife)
The team continues to expand and are open to new referrals from the surrounding area.
Call out for volunteers on 3 May 2014 at Saracens Rugby match!
Would you like a fantastic day out watching rugby and supporting QEF and MERU?
Come along and hold a collection bucket, and watch the match for free.
Saracens v Worcester Warriors at Allianz Park Stadium, London NW4 1RL 11.30-5pm 3 May.
Contact – Sue Pressey – 01372 841223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
We welcome 3 new staff this month, all joining the Care Department.
Congratulations to Diane and Duncan Ashlee, who recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary after first meeting when they were trainees at QEF in 1981. As part of their 30th anniversary tour, Diane and Duncan came back to QEF to reminisce and see what we’re doing now.
After the visit Diane and Duncan sent us a lovely email that commented on the work QEF is continuing to do , which said ‘for many students who have had the chance to be part of this positive learning environment you have given them back their sense of self worth’.
So, thank you for these kind words, congratulations again, and here’s to many more happy years together!
As well as the Circus workshop, our clients have enjoyed a variety of different activities during Jan and Feb, including race night, wheelchair fencing, a dance workshop, fabulous fifties panto, Valentines biscuit making, an Olympic sports taster day and Phoebe’s birthday party. As well as all the usual trips to the pub, cinema and restauants etc, there’s certainly been lots to keep them active over the cold winter months.
The following staff changes took place in February;
Lisa Graham took up a new role as OT Assistant
Crina Russu took up a new role as Physio Assistant
Adi Prior was appointed as the new Head of Care
Lynne Morris was appointed as the new Receptionist
Isaac Busah joined us as a new gap student
Annette Taylor went on maternity leave
A new partnership between QEF and Berkeley Homes (Southern) Ltd has begun with a huge donation of furniture that will be available in the QEF charity shop in Leatherhead.
The furniture was originally in Berkeley Homes’ show houses and was no longer required when the show homes were handed over to their new owners. This means that bargain hunters with an eye for interior style will be able to benefit as this barely used furniture is now available.
This donation of nearly new furniture marks the opening of the new partnership, which will see Berkeley Homes (Southern) Ltd offer ongoing support to QEF in a variety of ways from work experience placements for disabled people through to the donation of a new £28,000 vehicle from the Berkeley Foundation for use by trainees in their landscaping gardening and decorating services out in the community.
Gary Thomas, QEF’s head of retail trading said: “We’re exceptionally grateful to Berkeley Homes for this show home furniture and being able to offer it to local people at a cut down rate through QEF’s shops is a win-win situation for everyone. There are some lovely items including cupboards, dressers, beds, soft furnishings, lamps and paintings and I’d certainly recommend anyone that is looking for new furnishings take a look at this before considering buying brand new items.”
Ben Annetts, Berkeley Homes’ head of marketing said: “Although our team members are going to get involved in various other fundraising events and take part in some exciting sponsored challenges, our partnership with QEF goes beyond just raising money. QEF’s work in helping disabled people train for the workplace and learn new vocational skills is hugely important. As part of our commitment to supporting this we will be providing QEF trainees with work experience placements and also setting up a contract for them to provide gardening services at our head office and new show homes.”
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