What is MND?

Motor neurone disease (MND) affects the nerves known as motor neurones. These nerves tell your muscles what to do and are found in the brain and spinal cord.

Early signs of MND

Read more about the possible early signs of MND. If you are worried that you or someone close to you has MND, we're here to help.

Benefits, financial support and cost of living

We know that living with MND can affect your finances. Find out more about a range of benefits or other types of financial support we can provide.

Support for you

We’re here to help everyone living with and affected by MND access the help and support you need. Whether you want to speak to us over the phone, connect with others affected by MND or find local support, find out about the different ways we can help you below. 

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We fund research, improve care and provide support for people with MND, their families and carers

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grants in our research portfolio with a total value of almost £21m

5,745

calls were answered by our helpline MND Connect in 2023

5,100

support grants worth over £2.3m were distributed to people living with MND

Read the latest news from across the Association

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MND carers forced into debt to cover care-related expenses, survey shows

12 June 2024
MND carers forced into debt to cover care-related expenses, survey shows
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Death of Rob Burrow CBE

2 June 2024
It is with great sadness that the MND Association has learnt of the death of our patron Rob Burrow CBE, four and half years after his diagnosis of MND
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Tofersen given green light by the European Commission

31 May 2024
Tofersen given green light by the European Commission

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Make a one-off donation or sign up to be a Cure Finder to help fund research, improve care and provide support for people living with and affected by MND.

Fundraise

Whether you take part in an event or fundraise your own way, every penny you raise will make a difference to people with MND and their families.

Volunteer

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support the MND Association. Join over 7,000 people who volunteer their time.