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Champion The Charter – Two more adoptions

Medway Council adopt the MND charter

MND Charter adoption at Medway Council

Our Champion The Charter campaign is going from strength to strength and a total of 44 councils have adopted the MND Charter so far.

This campaign continues, and is running in tandem with our national campaigning efforts to ensure the MND voice is heard in the run up to the 2017 General Election.

A huge thank you to all our supporters who are getting behind our campaigns and making the MND voice heard loud and clear at both national and local level.

Read about the most recent MND Charter adoptions below:

Ealing Council

Ealing Council adopted the MND Charter on 4 April 2017. Vice Chair for West London & Middlesex Branch Kapish Narda successfully led the local campaign to get the Charter adopted.

Kapish said,

“I am very pleased with the adoption of the MND Charter by Ealing Council. This will directly lead to better services and care for families impacted by MND; I look forward to working with Ealing, and other West London, Councils towards further progress in effective provision of patient care.”

Ealing Councillor, Fabio Conti said:

“We are pleased that full council agreed our motion for Ealing Council to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter, in order to demonstrate its support and commitment to the needs of the people with motor neurone disease and their carers in the community.

The council is well placed through its Health and Wellbeing Board to work with partners to ensure that work can be done not only on the care of people with MND, but to help promote the condition in order to get more people diagnosed early.”

The Charter adoption has opened the door for the branch to meet with the Council’s Director for Adult Social Care to discuss services for people with MND and how they can be improved.

Medway Council

Mid Kent Branch volunteers Sheila Thompson and Joan Simpson campaigned to get their local council Medway to adopt the MND Charter.  Following a meeting with their local councillor, Leader of the Council Cllr David Brake, supported by Cllr Teresa Murray, put forward a cross party motion to adopt the Charter at a full council meeting. The motion was successfully passed on 27 April 2017.

Cllr Teresa Murray said:

“It’s important that councillors demonstrate our determination to work together when vulnerable groups need our support.

“I hope that those living with this terrible disease and their families will be encouraged and come forward if they need more help.”

18/05/2017

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