Act to Adapt

Act to Adapt

Everyone with MND should be able to live in a safe and accessible home, without long delays and high costs.

Timely home adaptations are vital to ensuring that people with MND can live safely, independently and with dignity in their own homes in the time they have left to live.

However, many people with MND are trapped in inaccessible homes because councils are failing to provide sufficient support. Some have died waiting for adaptations. This must change now.

What needs to change?

Our Act to Adapt campaign calls on councils to use their discretionary powers to ensure that they are meeting the needs of people living with MND in relation to accessible housing. We recommend that councils learn from existing good practice and make improvements to the support they provide by:

  • Introducing a fast-track process for people with MND
  • Removing financial assessments for Disabled Facilities Grants under £5,000 for people with MND
  • Maintaining a register of accessible homes for people to move into

Get involved

Find out how your local council is doing by viewing and sharing our Act to Adapt Housing Map. On the map, ask your councillors to meet with you to discuss the Act to Adapt campaign and how they can support it.

If you have more time, use our resources to launch your own local campaign and work with your council to make improvements locally.

Download resources

Read and download our resources below

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Sign up to the MND Association's Campaign Network for details about our campaigns and how you can get involved. Whether it's signing a petition, writing a letter or speaking to your local politician - you decide how much time and commitment you spend on campaigning.

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For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262