Last updated 1 May 2020

A video message from Brainwave Chief Executive, Keith Sinclair:

A written message to families about the support we will be rolling out from Monday 4 May:

In these exceptional times when we are all concerned with keeping loved ones safe and caring for the vulnerable, I wanted to provide you with an update about the Brainwave Family.

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, we took the difficult decision to temporarily close our Brainwave Centres and charity shops to protect families, our staff, volunteers, and the wider community. This also meant that we had to furlough just under 90% of staff, including therapists, whilst we assessed the support we can offer.
 
We have had to cancel or postpone many fundraising events which has had a significant financial impact. We are working hard to make the best use of all opportunities available so we can ‘hit the ground running’ when it is safe to re-open.    
 
We are now six weeks into the restrictions on movement and acutely aware that many of you have had to isolate and shield for much longer because of the vulnerable nature of your child’s condition.
 
With this in mind, from Monday 4 May you will be able to seek additional support from our Family Facilitators:

Joanna Sladden
e: [email protected]
Sally Preston
e: [email protected]

We are also exploring how we can deliver online therapy sessions, a format that was very successful when recently trialled. More information about this service to follow.

Stay well and please be assured that everyone at Brainwave is determined to provide further support your family as soon as we are able.
 
Yours sincerely

Keith Sinclair
Chief Executive