After Matters

BASIC are working closely with After Matters, enabling monthly sessions to be held at the centre to help support young brain injury survivors aged 16-25 and their families. After Matters aim to provide inclusion, support and sources of help for young (16-25) brain injury survivors and their families in the Greater Manchester area. There are four … Read more

A Tribute to BASIC’s Founder – Derek Gaskell

BASIC would like to pay tribute to Derek Gaskell on the sad news of his death aged 88. Derek was the founder of BASIC and the local family man with a vision for his wife, that became a charity for the people of Greater Manchester and beyond. Derek and his wife Dorothy felt a personal … Read more

New bursaries for veterans in 2021/22

BASIC is thankful to be the recipient of 3 generous grants for a new veteran support programme. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and Greenwich Hospital have together contributed £12,000 over twelve months to allow Navy and Marine veterans access to our services. Alongside this ABF The Soldiers‘ Charity have contributed £20,000 over 12 … Read more

Fitness Classes for Impaired Mobility

Are you looking for an accessible fitness class you can do from home? Well Jenny our Physio is still running her unique style of class providing fun movement with a hint of adventurous spirit. She’s described the class below so have a read and get in touch at for more info.

Wellbeing Support

This page lists our wellbeing services to boost your mood and keep you feeling great. For our mental health services including psychotherapy and psychology please see the Psychological Support information. Free Support for Salford Residents For a limited period we’ve got free activities to support the wellbeing of clients or your family member carers living … Read more

COVID-19 Service Update (April 2021)

[April 2021] – We’re reopen with some restrictions From April 12th BASIC will be opening each week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The gym will be reopening with restricted access. We look forward to seeing more of you this month – lets get back to Rebuilding Lives. For more information on services or appointments … Read more

Rebuilding BASIC

We’re used to tackling the physical, mental and emotional impacts of brain injury. Now we’re preparing to reopen, restart the rehabilitation, and tackle the neurological impact of COVID. It’s clear now that this virus does cause problems in the brain… But with so many Covid patients having neurological symptoms, it will be important to look … Read more

Rebuilding Lives – Bottle Top Terry

We’ve waited a while to get our hands on these but can finally share At the end of last year our community volunteer Terry Wilkinson (aka Bottle-Top Terry) was awarded 2nd place at the Spirit of Salford Awards. The recognition came for all the charity work he does that helps BASIC support our clients.  Terry first came to BASIC as … Read more

Rebuilding Lives – Stuart and Valerie

The team at BASIC received a great thank you letter from a client and his partner – we thought we’d share their story. When Stuart fell and fractured his spine, they thought he would never walk again. But once treatment was over, pure determination was key to getting back on his feet, and even got … Read more