Last Updated 23 March 2020

A message from our Chief Executive, Keith Sinclair


In order to protect our team, families and the wider community, we will be suspending operations at our three Brainwave Centres as soon as possible. Home visits will also be postponed. Further to this, we have also temporarily closed our charity shops and have had to cancel or postpone many of our fundraising events, which has, and will, have a significant financial impact.


Children with disabilities are at the heart of everything we do at Brainwave and many of the children we see are medically vulnerable. Therefore, it would not be right for us to continue seeing children at this time, even though we have been taking many precautions.
We are also thinking about our team and the wider community, as we make this difficult decision.


We do not want to risk spreading this disease, put anyone at risk, or put a strain on our National Health Service and their staff.


We will be in contact with all families that have upcoming appointments and will be letting them know who they can contact from our team for support, while our Brainwave Centres are temporarily closed.


This is a hugely difficult time for everyone and I know that the decisions we are making will have far-reaching implications for; the families we support, who rely on our service for essential therapies, our staff and volunteers, who are extremely dedicated to our organisation and cause.


Now more than ever in our 38-year history, we really need the support of our community.


We will be back open and delivering essential therapies, as soon as it is deemed safe for us to do so.


Our Therapy Programmes have impacted on so many young lives and we hope to continue changing more lives, long into the future.


Stay home. Stay healthy. Stay happy.


Thank you
Keith Sinclair
Brainwave Chief Executive