The MND Association funds and promotes research to bring about an end to MND. In the meantime, it aims to do all it can to enable everyone with MND to receive the best care, achieve the highest quality of life possible and die with dignity. The Association also does all it can to support the families and carers of people with MND.
The MND Association has three salaried Regional Care Development Advisers (RCDAs) working in Yorkshire and Humberside, plus a Volunteering Development Coordinator and a team of trained volunteer Association Visitors. RCDAs offer an additional level of expertise and support, when required, in more complex situations, whilst ongoing support for people with MND and their families can be provided through the network of visitors.
There is also a network of local branches and support groups throughout the region that support people affected by MND, raise funds, provide information and financial assistance, campaign and raise awareness of MND. Find out about branches near you on the MND Association website.
The MND Association financially supports locally based MND services through its national programme of MND Care Centres.
MND Care Centres/Networks provide:
- A specialist resource for people living with MND
- Access to a multi disciplinary team
- Strong links with local community services and the MND Association, sharing good practice through education and Special Interest Groups.
- A focus for clinical research and drug trials.
In Yorkshire and Humberside, the three MND Care Centres are:
- The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
- Leeds General Infirmary
- James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough.
Further information about any aspect of MND and the work of the MND Association is available from the MND Association website, calling the helpline on 0808 802 6262 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .