The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family friends and carers. There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain injury, dementia, brain haemorrhage and many rarer conditions.
Our aim is to support people with neurological conditions to live longer, healthier and more active lives.
Being diagnosed with a neurological condition can be a frightening and bewildering experience; many people face unemployment, poverty and social isolation as a result.
We offer a range of services including, but not limited to: Counselling (CBT & Person Centred Counselling), a welfare benefits service, adult learning courses, confidence building courses, condition specific support groups, employment support, Carers Advocacy, a legal service, supported volunteering opportunities and a national information & advice service which includes a public library and a national helpline.
The charity was born in Liverpool in 1993 and currently has 31 members of staff and 82 volunteers.
Over half of our staff team have neurological conditions as do over 60% of our volunteers.
The Brain Charity's base in central Liverpool is also home to The Brain Food Café, a community café which offers work experience for our clients and a safe, healthy place to eat. Our centre hosts a range of social activities including craft clubs, a choir, boccia and other exercise sessions.
We have two members of staff and several volunteers based at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, a major neurological NHS hospital in the North West. This satellite service ensures people are aware of the help we provide when they receive a diagnosis or are involved in a traumatic event. Our team offer bedside support within the hospital and ensure people receive the emotional and practical support they need at a crucial time in their lives.