What People Say

Joseph's family - told to 'turn off the machine and go away and have another baby', Joseph now plays golf with his father!

- Joseph's family

"We were told to prepare for a wheelchair - Patrick is now walking with two sticks"

- Patrick's family

“The Rainbow Centre, for me, was a huge learning curve. I was exposed to an entirely new concept called Conductive Education and feel that everyone should be aware of it! The staff really understand their service users and take an individual approach with them all. They make adults feel comfortable and (from what I witnessed) empowered, and motivate the children so well that their tasks do not feel at all a burden. It is a positive, educative, welcoming Centre and I have thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks’ placement here”.

- Sammi Stoyles, Work Experience Placement

"I have improved spasm control and balance, my walking has improved which has increased my confidence. I feel more in control of my movements, less frustrated and overall more confident."

- Kate - MS Group

The NHS had given up on me I couldn't sit up without falling over and no way could I think about standing. They told my wife I'd never be able to do anything.
I'm over-joyed Tony has started to stand; I feel quite confident to help him now.

- Tony

"Attending the CE sessions improved my motivation both physically and mentally. It is showing me what is possible with a restricted movement pattern. Confidence building and stimulation of the body and mind."

- Terry - Stroke Group

"CE has improved my attitude and confidence to overcome and better manage my disabilities. It helps my determination to lead a full and active life."

- Colin - PD Group

"When Blair was a baby doctors held out no hope for him 'He will never be independent or WALK!' Well done Rainbow - We Did It! Blair has such a bright and independent future, I really wish more parents with children with cerebral palsy knew about Rainbow."

- Seymone - Blair's Mum

The Rainbow Centre is amazing; it's making a real difference to Lexie, her development never ceases to amaze us all!

- Lexie's Aunt

"Theo has show improvements in all areas since attending and we as his parents have developed a better understanding of cerebral palsy."

- Aloysia - Theo's Mum

"Where do I begin? What The Rainbow Centre gives Felix is huge. He enjoys attending and tells me about his day and the other children. The routine and physical activities have undoubtedly had a huge impact on his development this year.
Felix's speech has improved masses - he works really hard to make the correct sounds and is willing and keen to learn. His high kneeling, sit to stand transfers and independent rolling have improved hugely. He is consistently trying to use his left hand much more now for a whole range of activities.
Communication has been the biggest leap for us as a family, his brother can now play and interact much more easily."

- Alice Snell - Mum

When I came to Rainbow I could do some things but not what I do now.
I walk better and also I can walk a bit unaided and I could not do it at all. Rainbow has taught me some things and have learned a good deal more and really am very grateful. Good luck to you all.

- Harvey

"Since attending Rainbow I am more confident in walking - rarely using my cane nowadays. I know I can slow the progress of PD by using Conductive Education techniques, it promulgates an attitude that you CAN improve your body."

- Pauline - PD Group

" My first visit to the Rainbow Centre we experienced a smile and welcome; this applied to every member of staff from the office to the service - very nice positive people.
My shoulder pain has almost gone, sleeping better, signs that my arm is awakening. There is a long haul ahead but I AM optimistic of some degree of recovery. "

- John - Stroke Group

"I am a strong person because Conductive Education has given me ways to adapt movement to be safe and strong within my capabilities.
Rainbow has changed my existence in so many brilliant and positive ways - I wouldn't be as mobile and happy as I am without you." Thank You

- Paula - MS Group

"Sophia is now more independent which allows not only her but the rest of the family more freedom. We have also learnt songs and activities we can integrate into daily life in order to help Sophia develop and reach her full potential"

- Juliet - Sophia's Mum

"Fin has generally changed and developed in every way possible. He is more confident and settled in his groups and the routine of the sessions has helped him be more settled in other situations. His interaction with other and his surroundings have also improved. Fin's physical development has greatly improved in all areas, but most noticeably his willingness to learn and stay motivated."

- Carly Lyons - Fin's Mum

"I feel sure Conductive Education has at least slowed the acceleration of my symptoms. In some cases improving things."

- Pam - Parkinson's Group