Patrick Burke was presented with The Sir Bert Massie Lifetime Achievement Award at The Brain Charity's 25th Anniversary Awards ceremony recently. Here his friend Lynn tells us about his latest campaign.
Our Shared Reading group started again this summer at The Brain Charity, led by Frank from The Reader Organisation. In shared reading, the group listen to the leader read a short piece and then they have a chat about it. You don’t have to be involved in the discussion if you would rather not but you could just listen to everybody else’s views.
We recently went along to visit the Shopmobilty team from Local Solutions based in Liverpool city centre to have a look at a service they are providing to help people who have mobility issues enjoy a day out in a stress free way.
Over the last decade, NHS spending on neurological care has more than doubled. The NHS spent over £4.4 billion, or 4.2% of their total budget, treating neurological conditions in 2012/13. A further £2.4 billion is estimated to be spent annually on social care services, 14% of the total adult social care spend.