The Brain Charity staff went on a team building day to help redecorate Asylum Link's reception rooms in Wavertree recently. Asylum Link is an organisation that assists asylum seekers and refugees in Liverpool and raises public awareness around these issues. Two of our team, John and Moira, took some time out to talk to a few of their members.
No, PJ Paralysis is not the name of a neurological condition. But it is a real problem. It’s to do with your PJs, and with spending too much time in them! If you are in hospital, you need to try and get out of bed more often. And get out of your sick person’s uniform – your pyjamas - pop some of your day clothes on instead. ‘Sit up, get dressed, keep moving’ is the motto.
Hello my name is Tracy and I’m a volunteer at The Brain Charity. I volunteer as a library assistant and my main job is putting together information packs that we send out to people. I also update files on the computer and scan books for the online library. I sing with The Brain Charity choir and I enjoy it when we sing to the public at events. I like shopping, eating out and listening to music, my favourite holiday is going to Blackpool with my mum.
Contract: 6 to 12 months dependent upon eligibility Base: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool. L3 8LR Hours: 35 hours per week Salary: NMW between the ages of 16-29. National living wage paid to over 25s.
Application criteria: You need to be between the ages of 16 and 29, be a Sefton resident and be currently unemployed. We welcome applications from people facing additional barriers to employment.
Enjoy to knit or crotchet? Then come along each Wednesday afternoon to "Knit & Natter" with us! This free group meets from 1.30pm in the café area at The Brain Charity. It doesn't matter what your skill level is - you don’t even have to be able to follow a pattern!