Welcome to MND Association - Gloucestershire branch
This site is intended to help those living with MND in the county, raise awareness of MND, develop our fundraising activities, and to promote those things which make it all possible. We welcome your input to these aims. Please contact us with your news, your activities, or your ideas.
We invite you to come to any or all of our regular Support Group Meetings. To find out more information about what is happening at our meetings see our Events Calendar.
For urgent help or support please contact:
Parkinson’s and MND Service
Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust
Edward Jenner Court | Gloucester Business Park | Brockworth | GL3 4AW
Telephone: 0300 421 8109 | Switchboard: 0300 421 8100
People living with a terminal illness such as MND should be able to claim benefits without having to fill in a long form, attend a face-to-face assessment, or wait weeks for their benefits to arrive. Find out more about how you can support the campaign.
Where can I find more information?
If you are living with or close to someone with motor neurone disease (MND), the main MND Association website has a wealth of knowledge, including how the disease is diagnosed, and how to manage daily life, access support and find information.
For some, knowing there is a clear cause of their symptoms can come as a relief. For others, the diagnosis is like a thunderbolt.
Whatever reaction you have is completely normal and a whole range of advice, support and information is available. Whatever your circumstances, you need not feel alone, we are here to help.
For more information visit the Newly Diagnosed section of the MND Association website or contact MND Connect, the helpline is on 03457 626262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Our vision is a world free from MND. The MND Association funds and promotes research that leads us to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.”
Dr Brian Dickie, Director of Research Development, MND Association
Read more details about what is happening in the world of MND Research on the main MND website.
What is the PIP Summer of Action? The Summer of Action is a campaign from the Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)[i] to lobby MPs on the issue of Personal Independence Payments[ii] (PIP). Volunteers from a variety of charities will get involved, each talking to their own MPs about personal experiences of claiming PIP, and how MPsread more
People with MND are being forced to fund care themselves and wipe out their savings because: Benefits and entitlements are not enough to cover the costs MND incurs. Accessing financial support is too difficult and overwhelmingly complex to apply for and the system can also be too slow to respond. This is resulting in someread more