service user in physical therapy session with support worker at Daniel Yorath House

With money raised by the Huw Thatcher Trust, Daniel Yorath House has been able to purchase new specialist equipment called SaeboFlex which has really made a difference to the rehabilitationand lives of services users.

SaeboFlex allows specialist input to be very intensive and therefore improves movement and function on arms and hands affected by weakness, spasticity, or movement loss following brain injury and other neurological conditions. It is a non-custom fabricated orthosis that is non-electrically based and is purely mechanical. Kathryn Rennison, Service Manager, said: “We are delighted that the monies raised by the Huw Thatcher Trust have enabled us to purchase this equipment, which has made it possible for service users to make huge strides forward within their physiotherapy rehabilitation.”

Since 2011 The Huw Thatcher Trust has raised over £100,000 for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). Funds have purchased IT, physio and therapy equipment and redesigned gardens. Daniel Yorath House and Osman House were the first services to benefit from support from the Trust were.. Huw lived all of his life in Yorkshire and loved the community spirit, humour, and general quality of life in the area where he lived. It therefore means a lot to Huw's family and friends that BIRT facilities in Yorkshire benefit so much from the Huw Thatcher Trust