Parkinson's UK 2012 - our impact
In 2012 we took more steps to make life better for
thousands of people affected by Parkinson's and to get us closer to a
You can see what we achieved with your help in our 2012 impact report.
How we went the extra mile
- We made sure more people than ever were able to get the
support and information they needed. And 89% said our information and support service made a positive
difference to their lives.
- We invested almost £27million to improve life for people with
Parkinson's and to make progress towards
- We helped people living with Parkinson's claim
£11.5million in benefits that they were entitled
- We campaigned for and funded an extra 13 specialist Parkinson's nurses.
- We supported 38,600 people through our
- We educated more than 20,400 health and social
care professionals and students to improve the standard of
- We launched our first ever public
awareness campaign, reaching nearly a third of the UK
population, which demonstrated the everyday challenges that people
with Parkinson's face.
- We achieved Customer Service Excellence – a
standard that recognises the way we work with those affected by
- We also launched Tracking
Parkinson's, the world's largest in-depth research project
These and other achievements in 2012 helped us get closer to
our 6 goals in the fight
The people we supported and worked with
The voices of people affected by Parkinson's shape everything we
do. Here is just some of the feedback we received in 2012:
I did not have help from my information and
support worker I would not have been able to cope with my
illness. With their help I have my life back."
- "I realised after talking to the helpline that I wasn't on my own."
- 'I found your leaflet in my GP surgery. I think this is very
useful, especially for someone newly diagnosed.'
- "Our carers have a much better understanding of how people with
Your comments and suggestions are very welcome and can help make
sure our work has the right focus. We are always ready to
I realised after talking to the helpline that I wasn't on my own.
None of our work would be possible without the generous support
of people like you.
Thank you for helping us go the extra mile to improve life for
everyone affected by Parkinson's.
In this section
Our plans for 2010-2014 are guiding
our work over the next couple of years, helping us to find a cure
and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.