Coronavirus: How to get Help

Sign up here for coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person from the UK Government.

The Brain Charity can also help anyone with a neurological condition, their family and carers with shopping, collecting prescriptions, etc.

If you need help, please get in touch: Email The Brain Charity or call us free on 0800 008 6417 (Monday-Friday: 9am-4.30pm)

We all have to stay at home as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. This means we are all spending more time on our electronic gadgets: the laptops, iPads, smart phones, and all of that kind of thing. We’d be stuck without them. We can keep in touch with friends and family without worrying about social exclusion – and with lots of other people too. So we need to be careful who we let into our home this way as well.

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Coronavirus: Stay at home

Coronavirus (COVID-19): an easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body (GOV.UK)
The British Wireless For The Blind Fund provides free audio equipment to support people living with sight loss throughout the Covid-19 outbeak

The Brain Charity is developing new services in response to the Coronavirus emergency.

If there’s anything you think we could help out with, or you have any questions about our new services, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emergency Care: It’s really important that for emergencies like suspected stroke or heart attack you call 999 straightaway. With conditions like this every second counts – so don’t delay.

Urgent care and advice: If you need urgent care or advice about a medical condition you can still use NHS 111 (call 111 if you can't get help on-line), or contact your GP practice for help. For BSL use this video interpreter service for NHS 111. Whether you are concerned about a new health problem, or you have a long-term condition and your symptoms get worse, don’t put off getting in touch.

Routine care and appointments: Please use other vital services as normal, such as cancer screening and care, maternity appointments and mental health support.


Please use other vital services as normal, such as cancer screening and care, maternity appointments and mental health support.

Childrens’ services: If your child is unwell and you're worried, please get in touch with your GP, use NHS 111, or in serious cases, take them to hospital.

Children are less likely to become very unwell with COVID-19 than adults, but they do get sick – and when that happens, it’s important that they get the care that they need quickly.

You can also check these other options:

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The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Statement last updated: 24 March 2020

In light of the current measures advised by the Government to keep everyone safe and stop the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, we are making the following changes at The Brain Charity:

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Henry Priestman photo credit Mark McNulty

Originally from Hull in East Yorkshire, Henry has made Liverpool his home after arriving to study at the Liverpool College of Art in the ‘70s. He’s spent more than 40 years working in the music industry and is a prolific songwriter, performer and producer. Many people will remember him from his time with Liverpool band The Christians (for whom he wrote most of the band’s material) who had huge chart success in the late 80s/early 90s.

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