What we do
We're the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity. Because
we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone.
We provide expert information on Parkinson's
We provide expert information and training on every aspect of
If you have Parkinson's, or you know someone who has, you can turn to us for information and support.
There are many ways that you can access
information and support.
We also offer training and resources for
health and social care professionals to help improve services
for people affected by Parkinson's.
We fund groundbreaking Parkinson's research
We're the largest charity funder of Parkinson's research in the UK. So far, we've
invested more than £60million in groundbreaking research. And we
plan to reach £70million by 2014.
We fund research to advance our understanding of Parkinson's and
what causes it.
Our research also improves treatments to make life easier for
people living with Parkinson's.
Our ambitious research strategy - Our
plan to cure Parkinson's - Parkinson's UK research strategy
2010-2014 - is pushing our search for a cure to a new
We offer friendship and support
offer friendship, support and the opportunity to meet other people
affected via our network of local
groups across the UK.
Local groups are there for everyone living with Parkinson's,
their families and carers.
There are some groups specifically for
younger people with Parkinson's.
forum offers the opportunity to share experiences with other
We campaign, change attitudes and improve services
We campaign to make sure people
living with Parkinson's are treated fairly, with access to the
support they need.
We want everyone to get high quality health and social care,
including help from a specialist
We also improve understanding of Parkinson's by changing
attitudes and challenging myths.
We fundraise to find a cure and improve life
Without the generosity of people like you, our work would
not be possible. Supporters and volunteers are as vital to us as
researchers and nurses.
Our work is totally dependent on donations. It's only with your help that we can
continue our vital research projects, and provide support and
There are lots of ways you can get
involved and support us.
Help us to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by
Working with industry
We recognise the importance of working collaboratively with all
stakeholders with an interest in Parkinson's.
Approximately 0.5% of our income originates from pharmaceutical
We work with them in accordance to the Association of the
British Pharmaceutical Industry code to protect the impartiality of
the charity. Our industry supporters don’t have any input into the
content of our publications.
We review our policies regularly and we'll continue to work with
industry where we believe it's in the interests of people with
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