About neurological conditions
Neurology relates to people affected by a physical deterioration in their nervous system which affects movement and brain functioning. There is no definitive list of conditions that this applies to but some examples include multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, Parkinson's disease (PD), myalgic encephalopathy/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). They affect all ages and people may experience the onset of a neurological condition at any time in their lives. The numbers of people with neurological conditions will grow sharply in the next two decades due to improved survival rates, improved general health care, increased longevity and improved diagnostic techniques. There are 10 million people in the UK living with a neurological condition which has a significant impact on their lives. Of the 10 million living with a neurological condition:
- approximately 350,000 people (0.6% of the UK population) require help for most of their daily activities;
- over one million people (2% of the UK population) are disabled by their neurological condition; and
- over eight million people are affected by a neurological condition, but are able to manage their lives on a day-to-day basis.
Source: Neuro numbers, produced by the Neurological Alliance in conjunction with the Association of British Neurologists (ABN), Society of British Neurological Surgeons and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), 2003.
Local Support and Information
The Nerve Centre
Supporting people with neurological conditions and their carers by providing accurate information, signposting to services, campaigning for better services, and raising awareness.
For more information, contact:
The Nerve Centre
4,6 & 6a Greenhead Road
HUDDERSFIELD HD1 4EN
Telephone : 01484 469853
ME Support Group
The M.E. support group was formed by M.E. sufferers and their carers to provide support, information and understanding for local people who are learning to live with this illness.
Huddersfield Epilepsy Group
Serves the people of huddersfield and surrounding areas and provides a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at the monthly social meeting. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. The group provides equipment to local hospitals for children with epilepsy.
For more information contact:
Mrs Joan Gorton - Secretary
Huddersfield HD5 8EA
Tel: 01484 427296
Local support provided by national organisations
What they do
Support for people, their friends, families and carers whose lives are affected by MS
Parkinson's is a support and research charity for people affected by Parkinson's
Charity which campaigns to improve services for people with epilepsy and their carers and raise awareness of the condition
Provides support to local people affected by MND, their families and carers