Parkinson’s UK

“Because we are here, no one has to face Parkinson’s alone”

Parkinson’s UK brings together people with Parkinson’s, their carers and families via its network of local groups, website and free confidential helpline. Specialist nurses, supporters and staff provide information and training on every aspect of Parkinson’s.

As the UK’s Parkinson’s support and research charity, Parkinson’s UK is leading the work to find a cure and feels we are closer than ever.

Parkinson’s UK campaigns to change attitudes and to demand better services. Its work is totally dependent on donations.

Services in Yorkshire and Humberside

Parkinson’s UK has a dedicated team of information support workers in Yorkshire and Humberside who can answer your questions and provide free one-to-one support for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

For general enquiries in Yorkshire and Humberside contact the area manager:

For any questions about Parkinson’s local advisers in your area:

Service managers work to ensure everyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s has the opportunity to access information, support and guidance.

Concerns about local services or support

If you have any concerns about local services and support in your area, please contact:

Area development managers identify the local needs of the Parkinson’s community. They work with people with Parkinson’s, family members, carers, volunteers and health and social care professionals to identify gaps in services.

Service improvement advisers can provide specialist expertise to support health and social care professionals and providers to make sustainable improvements to services.

The service improvement adviser for Yorkshire and Humberside is:

Lynda Poole
Tel: 0344 225 3633
Email: lpoole@parkinsons.org.uk

Volunteering

If you’re interested in volunteering in Yorkshire and Humberside, search the volunteer opportunities, or contact:

  • Rose Crawley, Volunteer Co-ordinator (All excluding¬†Hambleton and Richmond)
    Tel: 0344 225 3634
    Email: vc.north1@parkinsons.org.uk
  • Post vacant, Volunteer Co-ordinator (Hambleton and Richmond only)
    Contact, Parkinson’s UK volunteering team
    Tel: 020 7963 9328
    Email: volunteering@parkinsons.org.uk

Volunteers run Parkinson’s UK local networks, fundraise, lead self-management programmes and much more.

Local groups

Training for health and social care professionals

As part of the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network, Parkinson’s education team supports and enables health and social care professionals to understand Parkinson’s and continue to improve their practice.

Fundraising

For guidance and support for your fundraising activities: