Patient Participation Group - 21st January 2020

Present: 6 PPG Members and Brenda Nasr (Practice Manager)

Apologies: 5 PPG Members

Guest Speakers:

  • Maddie - Sanctuary
  • Janet - The Brain Charity

Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a local community organisation, dealing with City wide issues and who understand a person's needs. They help create a pathway to recovery and a better way of life for the Person and their Family.

We were pleased to invite Maddie from Sanctuary to give a talk about the Services available. They help people with Drug Addiction and Alcohol Dependency. They also offer free confidential service or families of Substance abusers and Alcohol Dependency.

  • They provide support and a listening ear to listen
  • Help to develop coping strategies, for dealing with difficult or stressful situations
  • A peer to peer group/support group
  • Holistic therapies to help relieve stress and tension
  • Staff who know and understand the impact Alcohol and Drugs can have on someones life.
  • Drug Education and Information
  • Outreach, Referrals and Signposting

When staff members are available they arrange Drug awareness talks in local schools in the area. The centre is open Monday to Friday 8:45-16:30. 

Also they are running another programme called Connecting Youth which is a 5 Week programme for Parents and children.

The Brain Charity

This organisation is a National support for all Neurological Conditions. Being diagnosed with a Neurological Condition, or experiencing a Brain injury can sometimes impact on a person's working life.

The Brain Charity has an employment and welfare benefits services that are able to offer help and advice on how thy can support you to stay in work. They can help you to access Government grants which are available to people who need extra support at work. 

Other Services on Offer: 

Social Activities: 

  • Coffee Mornings
  • Craft Clubs 
  • Volunteering

Emotional Support:

  • Counselling 
  • Drop-ins
  • Support Groups

Practical Help:

  • National Information & Advice Enquiry Service
  • Public Library
  • Carers Advocacy

The Brain Charity

Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR

Tel: 0151 298 2999

Email: info@thebraincharity.org.uk

Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00

Contact Us

Earle Road Medical Centre
131 Earle Road
Liverpool
Merseyside
L7 6HD
Tel: 0151 733 7172
Fax: 0151 733 2763