Welcome to the Website of

Yorkshire and the Humber

Association of Neurological Organisations

We are pleased to inform you that YHANO has recently reformed and is active once again, working across the Yorkshire & Humber region to influence and support improvement and development of the neurology services.  We aim to provide the voice of people affected by neurological conditions, including carers, families and friends.

If you are interested in what YHANO is doing and how to get involved, please contact enquires@yhano.org.uk

YHANO is a collaborative group representing neurological third sector organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber.  Membership is open to any employee of neurological third sector organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber whose roles include a remit to influence health and social care service provision. Click here for contact details of member organisations.

Our Vision: ‘Engage, Explore, Educate’


‘Influencing, Informing, Innovating and Involving’

There is the potential for greater synergy between our national groups working together regionally to pool ideas and resources to make a difference locally:

  • As a whole YHANO is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • As representatives of national bodies we can work together on common neurological issues and collectively influence regional health and social care services at a strategic level.
  • As regional workers in the field we provide one another with peer support.
  • Whilst providing stability in a period of great change, we provide flexibility to support statutory services across Yorkshire and the Humber.
  • We provide small and large scale educational and awareness raising opportunities for those commissioning service provision, development and change.
  • We provide tailor-made educational opportunities for those working within the field of long term neurological conditions.
  • We act as a liaison between services and their users and families.

Key priorities:

1)   YHANO works collaboratively to engage key regional strategic partners involved in influencing, commissioning and decision making in health and social care across Yorkshire and the Humber.

2)   YHANO provides neurological education for health and social care practitioners, building on existing models to evaluate and develop an ongoing education strategy.

3)   YHANO acts as an influential virtual network for long term neurological conditions within Yorkshire and the Humber and aims to work alongside the national and regional Neurological Alliances. It is a forum for effective communication, peer support and information sharing.