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Service summary

Motor Neurone Disease

Motor neurone disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also experience changes to their thinking and behaviour. However, MND affects everyone differently. Not all symptoms will affect everyone, or in the same order. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of the disease difficult to predict. Whether you have been diagnosed with MND or you know someone who has, our services can make a real difference to how you cope in the future. The MND Connect team offers information and support on all aspects of motor neurone disease (MND), including symptom control, practical management, improving quality of life, clinical research and signposting to other organisations. MND Connect is available Monday to Friday between 9am - 5pm and 7pm - 10:30pm. Calls to this number are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills. The Cleveland Group The group is run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide the best possible support to local people with MND, their families, and carers. Tel: 01642 813300 Email: lukepat2001@hotmail.com

Service provider

Motor Neurone Disease

Client Groups Served

  • Adult Working Age
  • Older Person
  • Parent / Carer

Accessibility

Physical Environment Accessibility

Are your premises accessible?
N/A

Other Accessibility

Could you provide a BSL interpreter?
Yes
You you cater for religious/cultural needs?
Yes
Is a referral required to access your service?
No