What has the #BackThe1in6 campaign achieved so far?

10/07/2024

Thanks to your support, we’ve made some great progress towards improving support for people affected by neurological conditions, but we’re not stopping there.

Here are some of the things you’ve helped to achieve through the #BackThe1in6 campaign so far. Please help to keep that momentum going!

Achievements so far

  • Together, we’ve made the neurological community heard in Parliament, sharing experiences of treatment, care and support with MPs and policymakers.
  • In 2021/22, over 8,500 people shared their experiences in My Neuro Survey, building a picture of treatment, care and support for people affected by neurological conditions throughout the UK.
  • We use this evidence to call upon the government to create real change and improve workforce and services for everyone affected by neurological conditions.
  • 19,049 people signed the #BackThe1in6 petition for the one in six people living with a neurological condition in the UK, and calling on governments to establish a Neuro Taskforce.
  • 1,468 people invited their MP to the petition hand-in event, reaching 556 MPs.
  • 22 MPs attended the Parliamentary drop-in event, many because they had received letters from constituents asking them to attend. These MPs and many more also received a briefing, giving them vital evidence to make the case for change.
  • 300+ people sent in their #PicsForThe1in6. Together, these pictures formed the community video portrait highlighting the neurological community, which was then shown in Parliament.
  • 20 parliamentary questions informed by the campaign have been have been tabled so far, and one House of Lords debate.
  • 26+ pieces of press coverage were generated about the campaign.
  • Almost 1,000 people asked their future MPs to become Neuro Champions before the 2024 general election, and to commit to speaking up for the neurological community in Parliament.
  • Together, we reached 2,222 candidates in 451 constituencies.
  • And 11 Neuro Champions have been elected to Parliament.
The #PicsForThe1in6 community video portrait.

Thank you

None of this would have been possible without the support of our member organisations and everyone affected by neurological conditions around the UK.

Next steps

Together, we will keep campaigning for change until everyone affected by neurological conditions gets the right care, treatment and support at the right time.