Paul Spence & Ali Ward

PAUL For Brain Recovery

In 2012 Paul Spence was the victim of an unprovoked attack and subsequently suffered a brain haemorrhage; nothing could prepare him/his family for the battle of brain recovery. This long and challenging journey tested every aspect of his life. During his long and difficult recovery he soon realised there was a real lack of support in the community.

PAUL For Brain Recovery exists to make life easier after brain injury by providing advice and support to empower all affected by. In April 2016, with the support of the Hull CCG, the PAUL For Brain Recovery Centre was opened.

Ali Ward has worked as a Brain Injury Case Manager for the past nine years. She not only has professional knowledge of supporting people through brain recovery but also personal experience as her brother sustained a catastrophic brain injury sixteen years ago, agreed just 15.
Throughout her career, she has always been aware of the lack of brain injury community services, and also affordable, ongoing rehabilitation for those who do not have access to litigation funds. She has worked at Paul For Brain Recovery since the doors opened in April 2016, creating a bespoke package of support for every service user.

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A Blueprint for Success: Community Based Support for Brain Recovery

This seminar will look at the key components of delivering an effective community based service, which meets the individual needs of people affected by Brain Injury. PAUL For Brain Recovery opened its doors in April 2016 and since then has worked tirelessly to develop a robust model of support that has now been commissioned by the Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.

This informative presentation will highlight the recovery pathways that PAUL for Brain Recovery have developed and also celebrate the astounding outcomes the service has achieved. 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.


  • Khashayar Pazooki: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Khashayar Pazooki
    Groupe Psylux S.A. / Neuroacademy Luxembourg

    QEEG /ERP & psychometry into an individualized & personalized medicinal treatment Model of psychiatric disorders

  • Dr Nicholas Silver: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Nicholas Silver
    The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool; The Brain Charity

    More than just a headache, more than just prescribing drugs

  • Bridget Churchill: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Bridget Churchill

    Reflections on the challenges of seating solutions for Neurological clients with complex postures and their impact on function.

  • Dr Karen Beaulieu: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Karen Beaulieu
    University of Plymouth

    Return to paid work following brain injury

  • Prof Jon Marsden: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Prof Jon Marsden
    University of Plymouth

    An introduction to the physiology and pathophysiology of eye movements