Our Group

The East Kent Group

Is one of over 90 groups around the country offering support and help to those affected by Motor Neurone Disease. Our group offers help to people affected by MND in East Kent.

We provide advocacy and advice ?to those with the disease and also their carers.? The main activities of the group?are fund raising to provide support and services, fund raising to aid research and campaigning to raise awareness of MND.

The group supports professional staff in the NHS and Kent County Council, enabling them to get needed services and equipment, without the need for extensive bureaucracy.

The funds we raise help to provide equipment and support, both for those living with the disease and their carers. ?Some of the funds we raise also go towards research in the quest to find a cure for this currently incurable disease.

All of our members are volunteers and we work closely with professionals from the NHS and Kent County Council, to provide assistance on a timely basis, with the minimum of bureaucracy.

We are always looking for new volunteers and should you feel able to offer a few hours a week to support our efforts, we would be delighted to hear from you. ?Please contact our chairman or should you be outside of our area, please contact?Claire Tuckett our Volunteering Development Coordinator.

If you wish to talk to someone about any aspects of MND or Kennedy’s Disease please call MND Connect on 0808 802 6262?, or?email mndconnect@mndassociation.org.

Please Note? We cannot provide either medical or emergency care.? Should you need such care you should contact your MND Specialist Nurse (Mon-Fri 8.30- 17.00), your doctor,? or?If you have registered with your local hospice, you may wish?to contact them. ?In an emergency call 999.

To download details of East Kent MND Multi Disciplinary Team http://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=244776

 

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