Birmingham City Council has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers.
MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. It kills around a third of people within a year of diagnosis, and more than half within two years. There is no cure.
Councillor Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said “I was delighted to sign the agreement to adopt the MND Charter, which had cross-party support within the city council. It is vital that more people are aware of the needs of people with MND so those living with this devastating disease can maximise their quality of life.”
For further information please visit www.mndassociation.org/mndcharter