Resources for local groups

If you're volunteering for one of our local groups here are some of the documents and resources you'll need.

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The Local Group Directory is a guide to help local groups provide the best possible support to people living with Parkinson's.

The Local Group Rules help local groups operate in a clear and consistent way.

There is one printed copy per local group available. Contact the Local Networks team for a copy on [email protected] or 020 7963 3929.

You can also download them below.

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We have a range of resources and products to help support the running of your group. Some of these can be ordered free of charge.

Free resources

This list has all the resources currently available to volunteers, at no charge to you. Once you’ve found the item you’d like to order, call our Support Care team on 0800 138 6593 or email [email protected]. The team will let you know how long the item will take to reach you - most items should arrive within 7 working days of placing your order.

The list of resources will be regularly updated by our Trading Manager. If for any reason when you contact our Supporter Care team an item you want is out of stock, they’ll let you know, and do their best to suggest an alternative item.

Branded merchandise and Daily Living Aids

Our online shop stocks a range of branded products and Daily Living Aids. These items can be ordered and paid for online. If you would like to pay by cheque for items from the online shop, our Supporter Care team can send you a catalogue - call them on 020 7931 8080.

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The risk assessment form is designed to help groups risk assess an activity, and identify and deal with potential hazards which could cause harm.

For any questions or concerns about risk assessments or insurance matters, please contact our Facilities Manager, Sonia Newsam, on 020 7963 9395 or email [email protected]

or more information about any of the above resources please email [email protected]

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Data handling guidance

Local groups must ensure that they comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). 

Our Data Handling Guidance (Word, 22KB) tells you everything you need to know about GDPR, and the key things local groups need to consider.

Consent guidance 

Our consent guidance for local groups (Word, 32KB) outlines what we mean by consent and what it means for local groups.

We've also put together the following documents to assist you with getting your local group members to re-consent.

Local group reports

We need to change the way that we provide you with local group reports in order to comply with GDPR.

We've put together a list of local group reports FAQs (Word, 20KB) to explain why and how we're changing this process.

Local groups privacy notice

Download our Local Networks Privacy Policy (Word, 16KB) for more information on how we handle local group data.

Download our Privacy Policy (PDF, 95KB) for contact tracing across all four nations

You can also read our full privacy policy.

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Parkinson's UK Create makes promoting your local events, activities and services quick and easy.

Tailor our branded templates to suit your needs and download them to print at home.