The Northern Ireland Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association aims to provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families and carers. MND is the name given to a group of related diseases affecting the motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord. It affects people in different ways so no two people will have exactly the same symptoms or experience of MND. MND affects not only the person with the disease, but also those close to them.
Our Branch is run entirely by volunteers:
- we provide trained Association Visitors volunteers to support people living with MND and their families and carers, to ensure they receive the best possible care
- we organise informal support meetings for people with MND and carers to meet together
- we provide advice and signpost to other services and can provide specialist equipment and access to small grants
- we provide materials and advice on how to fundraise or opportunities to volunteer for us;
- we deliver educational and learning opportunities for health care professionals.
We provide a regular newsletter of the Branch’s activities – copies can be found here.
If you want to know more about us and what we do, please get in touch with our Branch Contact, Siobhán by emailing NIBranch@mndani.com or calling 07434 839 842.