As a social insurer, icare invests in ideas and innovations through the icare Foundation that help to prevent injury, improve recovery and enhance quality of life for the seriously injured and their families. To achieve this, we co-design solutions with organisations to maximise the impact of our social investments.
icare Foundation has made a $3,000,000 investment with four partners to resolve some of the challenges facing participants in icare’s Lifetime Care, who have been seriously injured on NSW roads.
The Engage Program—exploring purpose and meaning after spinal cord injury
HammondCare is developing and piloting the Engage Program based on the concept of post-traumatic growth that will explore meaning and purpose for people following a spinal cord injury.
This new pilot program aims to improve psychological wellbeing and restore hope through exploring the value of connections and purpose and making a meaningful contribution following an injury.
The program has six modules delivered online or face to face by peers with a spinal cord injury and a health professional. The modules include short presentations, group discussion and individual reflection and are complemented with three one-on-one sessions of coaching.
Inclusive volunteering network of adults with a traumatic brain injury
3Bridges Community has proposed the development and piloting of an Inclusive Volunteering Network designed to provide a trained volunteer ‘buddy’ and tailored case management to support adults with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) to locate and participate in meaningful volunteering roles with local community organisations, government and businesses. The initiative aims to improve quality of life by reducing social isolation and provide a renewed sense of value and purpose.
Online communication training programs and social networks for people with traumatic brain injury
The University of Sydney, in partnership with Brain Injury Australia, will develop communication training programs and an online training and assessment portal designed to increase communication skills for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their families and carers, to increase their participation and social connections and enhance their quality of life. The programs will also be relevant for support people who interact with people with TBI.
ENABLE pilot – life skills programs for people with traumatic brain injury
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) is tailoring four successful life skills programs to be piloted to meet the specific needs of people aged 15 to 35 with neurological disability due to TBI. The programs aim to mentor and support them to become independent, have purpose in their life and meaningful connections. Families and carers will be engaged throughout the programs to develop their skills and confidence to successfully adapt to their family member's newfound independence.