Guidelines for local group web editors
This section contains information for local groups who want to update their pages on
All local groups have their own area on our website.
Please make sure your group's details are always up to date.
Remember that the website is often the first contact with
Parkinson's UK for people affected by Parkinson's.
It's vital for putting people in touch with local support. So
it's really important to make sure that details for your group are
up to date.
Use of our website for local group
information (Word, 80KB)
This document contains questions and answers about local group
information on the website and processes for submitting
How to send updates for your local group pages
- Download the branch update template (Word,
- Type your text into the relevant parts of the branch update
template. Only complete the sections where details have
Tips for your
Tips for your events
your news page
- Email the completed update template to email@example.com
Tips on writing for the web
- Think about your audience. Focus on new people wanting to find
out about support in their local area.
- Don't include text such as 'Contact the Secretary for more
information' with no further details. New people will not know who
- Don't include jargon.
- Write out abbreviations and acronyms in full.
- Be as concise as possible. Write short, simple sentences. Keep
How to promote your pages
Each branch and support group has a 'friendly' web address for
easy access and promotion of web page, eg www.parkinsons.org.uk/portsmouth
If you don't know the address for your group and you'd like to
use it, please ask the web team on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
020 7963 9379.
Local group external websites and Facebook pages
Some local groups choose to set up their own website or
Facebook pages. If you decide to do this, you must:
- be committed to providing the ongoing maintenance and support
required to run a website or page
- ensure content is up to date, accurate and in accord with the
- use our logo and legal information
Promoting your local group
online (PDF, 57KB)
If the purpose of the website or Facebook page is to host
contact information with details of news and events, it may be
easier to use the service offered by our web team, as described on
Rebrand information - from April 2010
Keep the web team informed
Keep the web team updated with the contact details of the person
in your branch who is responsible for updating your website
Note that this does not have to be the same person whose name
appears on the site itself.
Contact the web team
Tel: 020 7963 9379
In this section
Find out more
Find a local branch or support
For all other enquiries about your branch and support group
please contact the branch and volunteer support officer in your
regional or country team.