Parkinson's UK delivers grant funding for online physical activity provider

Parkinson's UK is helping more people with Parkinson's to stay active with a new physical activity grant to support a series of online fitness sessions from Neuro Heroes.

We have awarded a new physical activity grant to Neuro Heroes, an online physical activity provider which supports people with neurological conditions. Neuro Heroes offer physiotherapist-led classes to help people living with Parkinson’s to improve their wellbeing and stay active. 

Online sessions target symptoms and can help with balance, strength and coordination. Specialist coaches offer high energy activities for people with neurological conditions. Participants can work out in small online groups, with instructors tailoring exercises for symptoms while providing real time feedback on user progress.

Making physical activity available for all

Neuro Heroes will use the funding to subsidise the first 6 activity classes for people with Parkinson's who would otherwise be unable to attend. Known as the Neuro Heroes Community Exercise Fund, classes will present more opportunities for people with Parkinson's to participate in physical activity. 

Anyone with Parkinson’s who claims universal credit or pension credit can sign up for 6 subsidised classes by completing a Neuro Heroes application form. Fill in the form on the Neuro Heroes website.

Tim Morton, Physical Activity Programme Manager for Parkinson’s UK, said: 

"We are delighted to be working with Neuro Heroes and hope the new grant funding will allow more people with Parkinson’s to try something new and stay active. 

"Neuro Heroes offer an innovative programme of online physical activity courses for the Parkinson’s community and for people with neurological conditions. The grant funding represents a fantastic opportunity for more people to get involved and begin their physical activity journey."

Anna Kharin and Laura Douglas, Principal Physiotherapists at Neuro Heroes, said:

"Neuro Heroes is delighted to be partnering with Parkinson's UK for this exciting new project to subsidise classes for people with Parkinson's who couldn't otherwise attend. Regular activity is proven to help people manage their symptoms and live well.

"Neuro Heroes online classes offer positive, empowering, energetic and supportive group workouts with the expertise of a neuro physio to help people get the benefits of keeping active. The more people we can help to stay active, the better."

Join a Neuro Heroes class today

Find out how you can sign up for the Neuro Heroes Community Exercise Fund and start your physical activity journey.