The Yorkshire Dales Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association has the sole aim of serving all those in the area who are affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This includes people with MND, their carers, family and friends.
MND is an incurable condition that paralyses the muscles leaving people unable to do the everyday things the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible, yet the mind and senses are rarely affected.
The Yorkshire Dales Branch was founded in1988 and is now one of over 80 Branches in the country. We have our own trained Association Visitors who are well supported by the Association’s Regional Care Development Advisers. We liaise with Health and Social Care Professionals such as Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and the Medical Profession.
We hold regular social events where friends old and new can meet for a little light relief. These have included in the past a Jazz Evening, a Duck Derby, Christmas Dinner, and informal lunchtime get-togethers. More details can be found in our Newsletter which we fondly call ‘Chatter‘.