The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order. Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning. We are a membership organisation with nearly 8,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support alongside fighting for improved services.
The local Black Country Support Group covers - Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.
The group is run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide support to all local people living with MND, their families and carers. We hold regular planning and fundraising group meetings. The group meets at Compton Care. Please visit Black Country Support Group for more information including venue, dates and times.
If you are a person affected by MND and need support, please contact MND Connect on 0808 802 6262.
For more information about our work, find out how we can help you and become a member or volunteer please get in contact with us.