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Annual Review 2017-2018

A brief insight into our financial year December 2017 - November 2018

Changing children’s lives At Brainwave, we believe that every child with disabilities should have access to life-changing therapies. We want to set them up for a better future. We help children with disabilities achieve greater independence by aiming to improve children’s mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies. We unite the disciplines of physio, occupational, learning development and speech and language therapy to help children with disabilities reach their potential. We are an independent organisation that complements the NHS. We do not receive any government funding and rely on voluntary donations, our retail shops and the small contributions from families to run our three Brainwave Centres in Somerset, Essex and Cheshire, and our satellite clinics in London and Scotland.

With the right tools and expertise, a great deal of determination and hard work, we can believe in the impossible. That is what Brainwave has done for us!

Katie and Nathan, Rosie’s parents

Our impact We are so proud of the work we do at Brainwave and the achievements of the children we see.

In 2018, children on a Brainwave Therapy Programme were awarded over


Certificates of Achievement, including:




for improved speech and language

6 for improved gross motor skills

for improved sitting balance

6 for improved independence skills

for improved attention and focus

6 for improved head control

5 for improved walking

and many more...

The children we see Across all of our three Brainwave Centres and our satellite clinics, we have carried out the following number of assessments:

146 initial assessments

516 reassessments


children on programme* *at the end of Nov 2018

We see children with a variety of conditions including:

Diagnosis of the children we see


Brainwave have not only given us practical advice and guidance, but they have given us hope – which as a parent with a disabled child is worth its weight in gold.


Kelly, Bedfordshire

Financial highlights The support required for the number of children on a Brainwave Programme has resulted in us having to significantly increase our expenditure.


Our total gross income for December 2017 - November


2018 was an increase of 7% from 2016 - 2017

Expenditure from December 2017 - November 2018 totalled £2,039,838 with the majority, £1,241,599 being spent on therapy. Expenditure

Governance costs are those costs incurred in connection with the administration of the charity and compliance with constitutional and statutory requirements.

Balance sheet


Tangible assets & investments



Current assets



Current liabilities



Long term liabilities



Net assets total:



Restricted funds



Unrestricted funds





of which:

Highlights for 2019 • Funding from BGC Partners supported the London Satellite Clinic, and have continued their support into 2019 • Our North West Centre is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019

Thank you Our thanks go to our charity partners: Accident Credit Group

Nuvia Limited

Bathroom Takeaway


BGC Partners

St James’s Place Charitable Foundation

Care for Kids CPM/NDC Ltd ECF Ltd Gracious Heart Foundation Marks and Spencer, Gemini Modest Management NatWest, London

The Broome Family Charitable Trust The Claydon Charitable Will Trust The Elizabeth and Prince Zaiger Trust The Lord and Lady Fellowes of West Stafford The Peter Harrison Foundation

Thank you to our President, VP’s and Patrons for their continued support: President


Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex GCVO

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE

Vice Presidents The Rt Hon The Lord King of Bridgwater, CH Major General Sir Christopher Airy, KCVO, CBE Dame Jane Whiteley, DBE

Dr Michael Smith Mr Olly Murs The Lady Fellowes of West Stafford LVO The Lord Fellowes of West Stafford DL

Lady Gass, DCVO To view our full audited accounts, please visit our website: Registered Office: Marsh Lane, Huntworth Gate, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 6LQ

Brainwave is a charity (1073238 / SC039137) and a company limited by guarantee (3666739)

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