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I was recently invited along to the Brain Charity’s HQ in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Anyone who lives in Liverpool will recognise the building and like me probably thought it was a rehabilitation centre for people with brain injuries. How wrong was I? The Brain charity is so much more.

Rolling through the doors I was instantly greeted by a warm welcome, I instantly had a homely feeling and felt at ease. All staff and volunteers are friendly and ready to assist you in any way they can.

Tui Benjamin who is head of communications and fundraising, kindly reached out to me and invited me for a tour of the charities facilities and to tell me everything they have to offer.

The Brain Charity was founded in 1993 and offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends, and carers.

I was treated to lunch in the onsite ‘Brain Food Café’ a community café which offers not just a safe, healthy and welcoming place to eat, but also offers opportunities of work experience. I had the vegetable lasagne seriously WOW it was delicious. The café has a fantastic menu of home-made foods and cakes at very reasonable prices.

Onsite there are three conference and training rooms to hire. Once lockdown is over, I shall be hiring a room myself to conduct disability awareness courses to the public. Each room is bright, airy and is fully disability accessible. The rooms can be laid out in a variety of ways to accommodate your training program. The cheap room hire rates include no hidden costs and the three ground floor spaces all come with high-speed WiFi, ultra-HD Smart-TVs for video conferencing, flipchart stands and whiteboards. Our meeting room also comes with a SMART interactive whiteboard while the seminar room and lounge have an infra-red hearing loop and built-in PA system. Lecterns, projectors and pens are also available, and staff will assist with IT setup too where required. By booking one of these spaces you are directly supporting the vital work the charity carries out to help people affected by neurological conditions.

There is an onsite charity shop and all proceeds go back into the fantastic work and support the brain charity carries out. This is the only building in Liverpool, outside hospitals and large-scale venues, that has a Changing Places toilet. This is an accessible toilet with a height-adjustable changing bench and hoist, these facilities ensure the centre is accessible to everyone.

How can the Brain charity help you?

The team are there to support service users with practical help and advice, emotional support, social activities and help for carers.

Some of the activities are currently held online due to COVID restriction, these include interactive coffee mornings, mindfulness classes, Tai Chi, cosmetics making and many more.

Practical help - Legal advice, employment support, confidence building and accredited qualifications.

The Brain charity is a community where everybody is welcome, make new friends, learn new skills and build your confidence. for more information please go to their website National Support for all Neurological Conditions - The Brain Charity

In our current situation whether your shielding, caring for somebody it is normal to feel alone. The Brain charity is here to help, so please join an interactive coffee morning or an arts and crafts session you will be glad you did.

Our postal address is: The Brain Charity Norton Street Liverpool L3 8LR UK Need to talk? Call us free: 0800 008 6417 (Monday – Friday: 9am – 4.30pm)

General Phone Enquiries: 0151 298 2999

Enquiries: Press & Media Enquiries: Finance queries: Fundraising: Information Officer: Office Administrator: Room Bookings:

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