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.


  • Dr Sirous Mobini: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Sirous Mobini
    Priory Healthcare

    Impulsivity and brain injury rehabilitation

  • Dr Yaara Erez: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Yaara Erez
    University of Cambridge

    Cognitive mapping during awake surgeries for patients with brain tumours

  • Mark Timmins: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Mark Timmins
    St James’s Place Wealth Management

    Pension annual and lifetime allowance; what you need to know.

  • Dr Martine Stoffels: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr Martine Stoffels
    Priory Brain Injury Services & Phoenix Mental Health Services

    r-TMS in neuropsychiatric conditions.

  • Rosanne Tyas: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Rosanne Tyas
    Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

    Emotional Support and Adaption: Considering emotional aspects of music therapy with people with a neuro-disability.