Bold ambitions and big achievements from Day One in 2021/22
“I am so proud of Day One Trauma Support and everything we have achieved in our first year of operating as a national independent charity. Our future is exciting, and I am eager to see how we grow.” - Lucy Nickson, CEO
In the briefest of moments, a catastrophic injury can shatter someone’s life and it is too much to piece it back together on their own. The ripple effect of such injuries is far reaching, impacting on every aspect of life, with unimaginable consequences that can last a lifetime.
Our mission is to be available for anyone affected by major trauma who needs us. Wherever they are. Whenever they need us. For as long as it takes.
- We launched as an independent national charity and have made remarkable progress in scaling up our offer.
- We recruited a passionate and talented team and expanded our support beyond Leeds to three regions in the UK.
- We worked with adults and children, providing much needed support to parents who have their own needs in coping with a severely injured child.
- We developed our Peer Support Volunteer programme and launched our outreach project in West Yorkshire – soon to be rolled out to other regions.
- We contributed to the new NICE guidelines on Rehabilitation after Traumatic Injury, ensuring the emotional, practical, and psychosocial elements of rehabilitation are not lost with a focus on the physical.