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


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


calls were answered by our helpline MND Connect in 2023


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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Countdown to a cure by the MND Association

MND Association showcases progress in motor neurone disease research

16 July 2024
Our new report, Countdown to a cure, highlights how a decade of progress and innovative research is taking us closer to finding effective treatments and a cure for motor neurone disease (MND)
The Prince of Wales and the victorious U.S. Polo Assn. team
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Prince of Wales plays in polo event which raised funds for MND Association

15 July 2024
The day raised £1,000,000 to be shared by eleven charities supported by The Prince and Princess of Wales - including the MND Association
Rob Outside 10 Downing Street

Remembering Rob Burrow CBE

7 July 2024
Today (7 July) the private funeral of rugby league legend and Motor Neurone Disease Association patron Rob Burrow CBE takes place. Rob died of motor neurone disease (MND) on 2 June 2024.

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