Stroke survivors from The Brain Charity have improved their ability to communicate and use their non-dominant hands thanks to creating artwork while listening to sounds from the British Library’s archive.
This May, The Brain Charity have been nominated as one of the charity partners for a money saving website, My Favourite Voucher Codes. We are one of four charities competing for votes in a bid to win 20% of the site’s profits, and we need your help!
We are delighted to announce that we will soon begin to slowly and safely reopen The Brain Charity’s building and resume our face-to-face services.
From Monday, March 8th: We will begin to resume some pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with clients, and potentially some face-to-face counselling sessions, all socially distanced.
From Monday, April 12th: The Brain Charity’s centre on Norton Street will formally reopen. This means our library and charity shop will be open to the public, and The Brain Food Café will be serving takeaway food and drinks. At this point we will resume a small number of socially distanced activities and services within the centre, including our room hire business. We will also invite some volunteers back into the building.
By Kym Ward, dementia project coordinator at The Brain Charity
We understand that the past year has been especially tough for people living with dementia. We also know music can play a vital role in their daily care – it stirs memories, reduces agitation and creates moments of joyful connection. That’s why over the last few months, our small dementia project team has been busy recording and filming the music-based therapy workshops we usually do in the community, so they can be shared in households and care homes across Merseyside and all over the UK.
The Brain Charity has partnered with cycling safety app Busby, which was created in Liverpool after one of its founders had a serious cycling accident. It prevents and reports incidents on the roads and has already saved three lives.
This year, we hope for a partial return to fundraising normality. Here are some of the public races and events known to be taking place COVID-safely in 2021 which you can participate in, in aid of The Brain Charity.
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have revealed new findings into how COVID-19 affects the brain.
Scientists at the University – including Walton Centre neurologist Professor Tom Solomon, who has previously worked in partnership with The Brain Charity – studied 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the first acute phase of the pandemic earlier this year.