Help put Parkinson’s on the election agenda
A snap election to the Northern Ireland Assembly will take place on 2 March 2017. In the lead up to the election we’ve got the chance to get the voices of people with Parkinson's heard.
How you can get involved
Play your part in our election campaign by:
- emailing your candidates
- attending your local Parkinson's Group meeting to find out how they are engaging with local representatives to make your area more Parkinson’s friendly.
Issues our members care about
Our members across Northern Ireland have shared their concerns with us, they include:
- Fears that the waiting list crisis is getting worse. Some people have waited over two years for their Parkinson’s diagnosis. We want a waiting list plan properly funded so that people do not have to wait so long.
- Ensuring there is a clear treatment pathway for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
- Clarity around exactly how Northern Ireland-specific mitigation for welfare reform will apply.
- Delays for people wanting Blue Badges and a severe lack of public transport to help people get to their health appointments.
We can create meaningful change
Nicola Moore, Country Director for Northern Ireland, commented:
"We are extremely keen for politicians to get back to work as soon as possible to help people with Parkinson’s at this time of change and uncertainty.
"With welfare reform only now beginning in Northern Ireland and the health transformation process due to start this year, people with Parkinson’s need clarity that the services they need will be responsive to their needs.
"By working together we can ensure that the profile of Parkinson’s is raised and deliver meaningful change for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers."