July 7, 2020

Neuro restart: Let’s work together to achieve a better normal

During COVID-19, vital neurological treatment, care and support has been severely disrupted. Georgina Carr, Chief Executive of the Neurological Alliance, explains why we’re calling for a restart of services as soon as it is safe to do so. Accessing the right treatment, care and support to manage a neurological condition makes all the difference. Access […]
June 18, 2020

Adapting quickly so we can be there when it matters

Responding to COVID-19: voices from our membership Sue Ryder supports people with neurological conditions, terminal illness or bereavement. The charity’s neurological care centres across the UK offer a range of residential and community based neurological services. This includes specialist neurological rehabilitation and support tailored to the individual needs of people with a range of neurological conditions. […]
May 14, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: voices from our membership

BASIC – Brain And Spinal Injury Centre – provides community rehabilitation and support services from their Centre in Salford, Greater Manchester. Each year the team support around 500 people with acquired brain and spinal injury or long term neurological conditions, stepping in once NHS input has ceased but their recovery journey is ongoing. Chief Executive Wendy […]
May 4, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: GAIN

Responding to COVID-19: voices from our membership The Guillain-Barré & Associated Inflammatory Neuropathies (GAIN) team support people affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in the UK and Ireland. Chief Executive Caroline Morrice blogs about the challenges facing those they support, and how the team is adapting to a new normal. When we […]
March 12, 2020

Chief Exec Reflects

In our new blog post, below, our Chief Executive Georgina Carr reflects on her first month working at The Neurological Alliance. What a difference a month makes I have been in post for just over six weeks now, and it has been a fantastic whirlwind of listening, learning and very warm welcomes from across the sector. I […]
March 11, 2020

Why I’ve launched a petition for better social care – Nikkita Otu

My name is Nikkita Otu. I was 18 when I was diagnosed with severe epilepsy, but I started having seizures as early as 18 months old. There were years in-between when I didn’t have any seizures, but when they returned, they got worse. Now, I’m 29 years old, and a mum to my son. I […]