Parkinson's UK wins prestigious Charity Times award

Parkinson's UK was named 'Change Project of the Year' winner at the prestigious Charity Times Awards on Wednesday 28 September.

Our entry highlighted the important role staff, volunteers and the wider Parkinson's community played in developing our plans for 2016-2019.

The award

The 'Change Project of the Year' award is given to a charity that has carried out a significant change project that has resulted in a more efficient or appropriately organised charity, that ultimately benefits the charity's users.

Driven by the voice of people with Parkinson's

Our entry described how new ways of thinking and working are enabling us to make a much bigger difference to the lives of people living with the condition.

The judges commended our "impressive organisational transformation, driven by user voice and based on strong values".

A big challenge

Our Chief Executive, Steve Ford, says:

"People living with Parkinson's set us a really big challenge. We responded to this by radically changing the way we do things.

"We're now leading from the front to find better treatments and a cure faster.

"We're working in much closer partnerships with professionals to improve care services. And we're empowering people living with the condition to take more control."

Thank you

Carolyn Nutkins, Director of Organisational Development, says:

"This award is for everyone involved. A massive 'thank you' to everyone who played a part."