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Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is the charity leading brain injury rehabilitation across the UK. We offer specialised assessment and rehabilitation services for people suffering a disability as a result of brain injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and other forms of acquired brain injury.

Founded in 1992, BIRT provides specialist assessment and rehabilitation at specialist centres across England and Scotland, enabling people who have suffered brain injury to function as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and participate in the wider community.

Our clinical expertise, outstanding facilities and dedication to care mean that BIRT service users are able to develop a recovery plan that suits their exact needs. We believe that it is never too late to benefit from rehabilitation and ensure that people using our services are supported to regain maximum independence.

BIRT is a division of The Disabilities Trust, a leading UK charity which provides services to people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and brain injury.

The Disabilities Trust is a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales under 2334589 and registered as a charity in England and Wales under 800797 (BIRT:800797-1) and in Scotland under SCO38972 (BIRT:SCO43579).

www.thedtgroup.org/support-us contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01444 237286 for more details.

The National Brain Appeal

We raise funds to advance treatment and research at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology – together known as 'Queen Square'. Since the charity was set up, and with the help of our incredible supporters, we have funded over £45million of ground-breaking projects in Queen Square.

The National Hospital is regarded as the ‘cradle of British neurology’. It is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with neurological and neuromuscular conditions. The UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology has a world-class reputation for neuroscience. Its mission is to translate neuroscience discovery research into treatments for patients with neurological diseases.

In the UK alone, 1 in 6 of us has a neurological condition. That’s 14.7million mums, dads, sons, daughters, friends and colleagues who are affected. It’s the challenge of our times.

We want to improve the outcome and quality of life for everyone affected by a neurological condition. These include brain tumours, stroke, epilepsy, dementias, MS and Parkinson’s disease to name but a few. We achieve our vision by funding state of the art equipment, major building programmes and life-saving research – over and above what the NHS can provide.

Your help can make this possible.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 3448 4724 or visit www.nationalbrainappeal.org/legacy.

The Brainwave Centre

Since 1982, Brainwave has worked with more than 3,200 families throughout the country to deliver individual home-based Therapy Programmes that help children with additional needs.

Brainwave supports children with physical and/or cognitive disabilities, whether caused by brain injury like cerebral palsy, a genetic condition like Down syndrome, autism, or general developmental delay.

Importantly and uniquely, the Brainwave Team empowers parents and carers to deliver therapy to their children at home as they believe the family home is where children respond best – with the people whose love and care is unparalleled.

This is a Charity that really does change children’s lives.

For more information on Brainwave’s work, call 01278 429089, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.brainwave.org.uk

Brain Research UK

The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It weighs just 3lb, yet it controls our emotions, senses and actions. Every single one of them. It is how we process the world around us. So when it breaks down, we break down.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

There are hundreds of neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Brain Tumours, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease and Epilepsy.

We fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected.

Help loved ones live better, longer.

For further information on donating to this charity tel 020 7404 9982 or visit www.brainresearchuk.org.uk

Registered Charity no. 1137560. A company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 7345516.