Neuro Therapy Centre

Aug 30, 2023 | Trust News

The Ursula Keyes Trust is supporting the expansion of the Neuro Therapy Centre and the work they do into premises next door to existing facilities at Brymau Estate in Saltney, Chester.

The Neuro Therapy Centre is a charity that provides support to people with long-term neurological conditions and their Carers. It provides a place of care, friendship, advice and support in a positive, informal and happy environment.

The Centre started out over 30 years ago supporting people with Multiple Sclerosis and has expanded its services and expertise over the years to support over 550 people with a wide range of neurological conditions including Parkinsons, FND, Fibromyalgia and Ataxia.

Demand for the services and support the busy Centre offers is high and new referrals from the health sector and enquiries from individuals affected by conditions come in each week, leading to an increasing need for the Centre to expand its premises to be able to support more people.

The Centre has the opportunity to increase its service delivery space by 45% by occupying the empty business unit next door. It plans to create a larger gym, new physiotherapy suite, and new 1:1 treatment rooms.

Jane Johnston-Cree, Chief Executive Officer of the Neuro Therapy Centre said; “One in ten people in the UK has a condition we can support here. Covid has heightened people’s deterioration and this is further exacerbated by the cost of living crisis. Our services complement the work of health providers and can ease financial pressures on NHS budgets. More importantly we can help people affected by neurological conditions, their families and carers through giving them the opportunity to access regular physical and emotional support.”

John Brimelow, a Trustee of the Ursula Keyes Trust, said; “The staff and trustees at the Neuro Therapy Centre do amazing work for the community and we are happy to continue to support them and provide a grant to facilitate their plans for expansion.”

Jane Johnston-Cree, Chief Executive Officer of the Neuro Therapy Centre added; “By working collaboratively with the Neuro Therapy Centre the Ursula Keyes Trust is now also a key facilitator of our next phase of growth which will see us doubling our impact again and making a life-changing difference for over 1,000 people by the end of 2025. Their support has enabled us to reach a third of our fundraising target needed to start this first phase of development, and we’re excited to keep this momentum going.”

Chester based commercial property consultants Bolton Birch helped agree the new lease.

A Brief Outline of the Neuro Therapy Centre

The NTC vision is to help people ‘Live their best neuro life’. Access to appropriate support, supervised by qualified, experienced professionals is our area of expertise, and is central to achieving that vision and reinforcing our ethos that ‘We believe in a future after diagnosis’.

We deliver a blended mix of face-to-face, outreach and virtual therapies that support both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Through Physiotherapy, Fitness and Exercise, Oxygen Therapy, Counselling, Complementary Therapies, and peer support, we take a preventive and rehabilitative approach to managing conditions, bridging the gap between the NHS and individual post diagnosis, giving people the tools to overcome the barriers and struggles of everyday life caused by their condition. By keeping fit and healthy, both physically and emotionally, our service users are encouraged to take a positive attitude towards the management of their condition, allowing them to take control of their lives.

More information about the Neuro Therapy Centre is here.


Photo: A £50,000 grant for expansion at the Neuro Therapy Centre in Saltney is handed over by The Ursula Keyes Trust, in the new building. LtoR: John Brimelow and Sian Preston, Trustees of the Ursula Keyes Trust, Sophie Pick a family carer member of the Neuro Therapy Centre, Lorraine Dodd, Chair of Trustees and Jane Johnston-Cree, Chief Executive Officer at the Neuro Therapy Centre, Liz Redmond, Trustee of the Ursula Keyes Trust and Dawn Pick, an active member of the Neuro Therapy Centre (seated).