It’s been an amazing journey for neurokinex over the last 18 months. Following on from the expansion announcement at our Summer BBQ on 1st August that journey is set to continue with the inaugural satellite centre being planned for launch later on this year.
Not only is the expansion news exciting for us as an organisation but it also demonstrates another positive step towards achieving our vision of making our programmes more accessible to the wider Community.
Of the 5 locations (Leeds, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and the South West of England) we anticipate an opening close to Christmas this year and will be releasing more information in due course.
As always, you can keep up to date with any developments via our Twitter and Facebook pages.
In addition to our recent new joiners, Holly and Taylor, we are pleased to announce that Jane Symonds will be joining the team at the end of the month. As a neuro-physiotherapist joining us after 6 years at the Spinal Injuries Centre at the RNOH in Stanmore, Jane will bring an incredible wealth of experience to our diversely skilled team. Her primary focus will be on key components of our vision in order to help the organisation continue to develop and achieve its aim and objectives.
As we continue to build our links with the local community we have welcomed our second work experience placement through Job Centre Plus. Steve Sims is continuing his posting with us for an additional few weeks to continue to learn about the specialist work we do in a hands-on vocational setting.
Richard Harrington, MP for Watford
The busy period continued last week with a visit from Richard Harrington – local MP for Watford. Richard enjoyed spending some time taking an in-depth tour of the facility, met some of our local clients and chatted with staff.
He was clearly very impressed with what he saw and commended us on our excellent setup, unique approach, dedicated team and of course the “great location” in Watford.
(Richard Harrington with client Jas and team members Kirk, Holly and Taylor)
Last month, our Director Harvey Sihota participated in the SCI Research Priority Setting Partnership workshop to formulate the SCI Community’s ‘Top 10’ key research questions.
Harvey, who is also a Director at US-based Research charity Unite2FightParalysis, was very excited to inform us that there are some quite exciting topics featuring in the list that is due to be published next month and also subsequently presented to the UK National Institute of Health and Research(NIHR) for consideration.
At the end of this month, our CEO Jo Godfrey will be setting off on another formidable challenge. Jo will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in aid of The Matt Hampson Foundation, one of neurokinex’s chosen charities for 2014.
If you would like to support this incredible effort, please contribute here and to learn more about the great work the Matt Hampson Foundation do click here.
The neurokinex team