This morning, Wednesday 17 July, the Department of Work and Pensions Minister gave evidence to the Select Committee as the final part of its inquiry into the Bereavement Support Payment.
People with neurological conditions are facing long waiting times, limited access to specialists and say they are being discriminated against, a new survey by The Neurological Alliance has found.
To round off National Volunteers’ Week, we want to celebrate the furry, four-legged volunteers who work so hard to brighten the days of our patients, residents and families – not forgetting their humans!
Sue Ryder is calling on the Government to better support those who have been bereaved as many are missing out on vital benefits and face falling into debt to pay for basic funeral packages.
Pets can be a great support during illness and beyond – as volunteer Barry discovered when, following his wife Sarita’s death, he signed up their puppy Bella to become a certified Pets as Therapy dog.
People with neurological conditions in England are being let down by the very health and care systems that are supposed to be supporting them – that’s the finding of our new report Time to get it right, writes our Policy and Public Affairs Manager (England) Duncan Lugton.
Over 15,000 people with neurological conditions are being placed in nursing homes for the elderly, our shocking report reveals
Our new report, 'Time to get it right' published today, gives a comprehensive picture on how people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and acquired brain injury are being let down by health and social services in England.
At the end of last year, the Scottish Government produced the country’s first national action plan on neurological conditions. But, now it’s been created, next comes the most crucial step: its delivery. Sue Ryder's Policy and Public Affairs Manager for Scotland Elinor Jayne, who helped shape the plan, reports.
The government has confirmed today that the Green Paper on adult social care has been further delayed and won't be published until next year.
If you or a loved one have experience of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, brain injury or stroke, please complete the Neurological Alliance Patient Experience Survey.