This section provides information about our members. These organisations aim to inform and advise patients, carers and other people affected by a neurological condition.
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Ataxia UK supports medical research into causes and potential therapies. They provide information, advice and support to people affected by ataxia.
Autistica is the UK’s leading autism research charity, which works to ensure everyone affected by autism has the chance of a long, happy, healthy life.
Batten Disease Family Association
The Batten Disease Family Association is a national charity which aims to support families, raise awareness and facilitate research into the group of devastating neurodegenerative diseases commonly known as batten disease. They work with children, young people, families and professionals across the UK.
Brain and Spine Foundation
The Brain and Spine Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people with neurological disorders and to reduce neurological disability through research, education, and patient and carer support and information programmes.
Brain and Spinal Injury Charity (BASIC)
BASIC was established in 1986 and provides over 30 services under one roof for those recovering from acquired brain injury. BASIC takes over when people have been discharged from hospital and are faced with the challenges of recovery from a head injury, brain haemorrhage, brain tumour, stroke or similar.
Brain Research UK
There are hundreds of neurological conditions and Brain Research UK funds the best research at centres of excellence throughout the UK to discover the causes, develop new treatments, and improve the lives of those affected. The charity helps to accelerate the progress of brain research by encouraging scientists to share knowledge and by nurturing future talent.
CMT work to support those who are affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, also known as Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy or Peroneal Muscular Atrophy. They offer assistance and support to those with this condition. They promote and research into the means by which CMT may be prevented and treated and to disseminate the results of such research for the benefit of the public.
Cure Parkinson’s Trust
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is a patient led charity that funds research which will have an impact on the lives of people with Parkinson’s, with the hope of an eventual cure for the condition.
The Daisy Garland
Set up in 2004, The Daisy Garland is a family-run, national, UK registered charity, which offers help and support to those whose lives are touched by drug resistant epilepsy. The Daisy Garland funds an increasing number of Ketogenic Dietitians in NHS hospitals across the UK and provide help with support equipment for use at home.
Run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, Different Strokes aims, through active self help and mutual support, to help younger stroke survivors to optimise their recovery, take control of their lives and regain as much independence as possible. They also organise exercise classes nation-wide.
Downs Syndrome Research Foundation UK
A charity born out of a parent’s love and a passion for the very best evidence-based interventions. We are the UK’s only Down’s syndrome research charity. Our vision is long, healthy, happy life for people with DS and their families.
Dravet Syndrome UK
Dravet Syndrome UK (DSUK) is an independent charity dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Dravet Syndrome through support, education and medical research by: supporting families affected by Dravet Syndrome emotionally, practically and financially, raising awareness and understanding of Dravet Syndrome among medical professionals and funding medical research to increase understanding of Dravet Syndrome, improve its management, and work towards better outcomes.
The Dystonia Society
The Dystonia Society provides support for people with dystonia and their families through the promotion of awareness, the publication of literature and medical research and welfare.
Epilepsy Action provides advice and information services for people with epilepsy, their families and those who care for them. They also campaign for improved health and social services.
Epilepsy Research UK
Epilepsy Research UK supports and promotes basic and clinical scientific research into the causes, treatments and prevention of epilepsy. We are the only national charity in the UK that is exclusively dedicated to funding independent research into this condition. Epilepsy Research UK was formed following the merger of the Epilepsy Research Foundation and the Fund for Epilepsy, in April 2007.
Familial Dysautonomia UK (FDUK)
Familial Dysautonomia UK (FDUK) supports sufferers of FD and their families. Formally known as the Dysautonomia Society of Great Britain (DSGB) the charity strives to raise awareness of the condition in the community. Its aim is also to raise money to fund individual medical needs and requirements, as well as pay for specialised doctors to cone to London to hold clinics to assess the FD sufferers as well as guide UK doctors in the specialised expertise.
FND Action is a registered charity in England and Wales, which aims to raise awareness of functional neurological disorder (FND) and Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD), and provide a support network across the UK for those diagnosed and their families and carers.
FND Hope UK
FND Hope UK promotes awareness of FND through education and raising public understanding in England and Wales. We are dedicated to supporting those individuals affected with functional symptoms by advancing research into practical applications for the prevention, treatment and recovery of FND. We are uniting patients and their families from the UK with leading researchers and advocates to pioneer a new standard of care for FND throughout the world.
Huntington’s Disease Association
A registered national charity, founded in 1971, which exists to help people living with Huntington’s disease to live a better life. The charity improves care and support services for people with Huntington’s disease, educates families and professionals and champions people’s rights.
IIH UK is dedicated to providing sources of information and support to those with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, and all who support them. They promote awareness, facilitate research, and advocate the Charity’s public, social and support activities.
Matthew’s Friends provide quality information, training, research, recipes and support for patients, families and health care professionals, since 2004. Medical Ketogenic Dietary Therapies are used for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy, Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome and PDHD, with further neurological disorders being explored.
The Migraine Trust focuses on those who suffer from migraine and other headache conditions. They aim to maximise management and minimise impact of the condition through funding research, education, promotion and support.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Motor Neurone Disease Association works to ensure that people affected by motor neurone disease secure the highest standards of care in order to achieve quality of life. They stimulate and fund research into the causes of motor neurone disease. They provide a helpline, information, equipment loan, financial support, a network of regional care advisers, local branch and volunteer visitors.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Multiple Sclerosis Society provide support and information for people affected by multiple sclerosis through a network of branches and through helpline and publications. They carry out research into multiple sclerosis and policy work and campaigns on multiple sclerosis issues. They also provides respite and holiday homes.
Multiple Sclerosis Trust
The Multiple Sclerosis Trust is a leading UK charity for people with multiple sclerosis, their families and friends, and for the health and social care professionals who work with them. They provide Information about multiple sclerosis; education for nurses and other professionals; carry our research which is relevant to people who live with multiple sclerosis; and they support for multiple sclerosis specialist nurses.
Multiple System Atrophy Trust
The Multiple System Atrophy Trust provides information and support to people living with multiple system atrophy and their families; raises awareness of the condition and its treatment, especially among healthcare professionals; and promotes and sponsors research into multiple system atrophy, its cause, treatment and ultimately its cure.
The Myaware offers support to myasthenics and their families, increasing public and medical awareness and raising funds for research. They act as a contact point putting sufferers and their families in touch with each other so that they do not feel isolated in dealing with this rare disease. They also put members in touch with other appropriate agencies for any specific problems they are facing, for example problems with benefits.