Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch

 

 

Coronavirus

The Association has a dedicated website page providing regularly updated information on Coronavirus and MND, and answers to frequently asked questions.

 

The Association has a priority to do what it can to reduce the chances of spreading the coronavirus. Having taken advice from neurologists and specialists working in our care network, the Association has recommended the postponement of all MND Association branch and group meetings, get togethers and events between now and the end of April. Staff and volunteers have been asked to try to avoid face to face contact with people with MND and their carers as much as possible. Instead AVs and National Office staff will be keeping in touch with those they are supporting via phone calls, email, Facetime, Skype and other technology.

 

You can find more information about the support available to you on our Useful Links page. The page includes information about the Association’s Connect Helpline, and contact details and links to the support available from Norfolk County Council’s adult social care services.

 

To make life a little easier we have listed the local contact numbers that you might find helpful. Click here to see them.

 

For guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 visit here.

 

To register yourself as vulnerable, if appropriate, follow the link here.

 

 

The Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association has the sole aim of serving all those in the area who are affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This includes people with MND, their carers, family and friends, in fact anyone who has been touched in some way by the disease.

 

We work closely with the Norfolk MND Care and Research Network and, where possible, liaise with health and social care professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists (SaLT), Occupational Therapists (this includes Wheelchair Services) and Neurological Nurses. As the need arises we are able to request support from a voluntary Care Services Navigator.

Committee
Norfolk, Norwich and Waveney Committee
From left to right Judy Burns-Thomson, Sue Heal, Trish Bates, Joanna Goodwyn, Helen Devlin, Simon Perkin, Malcolm Chubbock, Anne Gillett.

We are always interested in hearing from people who can help with events or who want to get involved as a support volunteer or to take on other roles within the branch. If you would like further information about our meetings, would like to receive a hard copy of our newsletter, Fightback, or wish to get involved with our branch, please contact Malcolm Chubbock.

 

For more information about the work of the Association, and up to date information regarding the disease, care and research, please visit the National Office website