The Brain Charity

RCN 1114999, Liverpool

The Brain Charity champions neurodiversity and provides emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends, and carers. There are hundreds of different neurological conditions, including stroke, brain injury, dementia, cluster headaches, and many rarer ones too. We are here for every single one.

Why we’re needed

Our most precious memories, hidden dreams and the thousands of subtle differences that make us who we are, are all housed in one amazing, unique and fascinating place.

The human brain is the most complex structure in the universe, and the most important part of who we are. It runs our whole world, moves our body, makes our decisions and even tells us when to smile.

For someone newly diagnosed with a neurological condition, life can quickly become very lonely and frightening. People lose control of their lives and many face unemployment, poverty and social isolation.

At The Brain Charity, we champion neurodiversity and help anyone affected by a neurological condition to pick up the pieces so they can rebuild their lives and achieve their potential.

What we do

There are more than 600 different conditions affecting the brain, spine or nervous system. These are called neurological conditions.

Many are well-known, such as stroke, brain injury, dementia, cluster headaches and ADHD. There are also hundreds of conditions that only affect an unlucky few, such as trigeminal neuralgia, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome and Huntington’s disease.

The Brain Charity is the only charity in the UK to be here for every single one of them.

Each year, we provide practical help, emotional support, and social activities to thousands of people from all over the UK. All our services are free to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends, and carers too. 

Our history

The Brain Charity opened in Liverpool in 1993 out of the recognition there was no support for patients with neurological conditions in the community once they left The Walton Centre, a specialist neurological hospital serving the North West of England.

We have since grown to a team of more than 30 members of staff and more than 80 volunteers. We are proud to be able to say more than half of our staff team and at least 60 per cent of our volunteers have lived experience of neurological conditions.

The need for our services has dramatically increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This is due to the mental health impact of the lockdowns, increased unemployment and more people being diagnosed with neurological conditions like long COVID.

Charity Projects


Extra funding and programmes
Nectar Donate donated to this cause

Nectar Donate has provided £16 of funding

This project received funding through the Nectar donate programme, turning points into positivity.


Marie Gatehouse
3rd October 2023 at 10:36pm

Best wishes, Marie Gatehouse x

3rd October 2023 at 8:46am

pledged £20

Tom Morgan
2nd October 2023 at 9:34am

All the best Tom Eve Aifie and Bobby

Kellie Kirby
1st October 2023 at 10:55am

Sending lots of love to JJ xx

Lisa Barthram
26th September 2023 at 3:00pm

Go for it, make memories and Enjoy

20th September 2023 at 11:00pm

pledged £5

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