More Campaign success in Greater Manchester – Oldham Council adopts the MND Charter!

More fantastic success for our branch Campaigner Greg Broadhurst!

To follow success so far in having Trafford, Tameside and Rochdale Council’s adopt the MND Charter, on the 14th December, Oldham Council passed a motion to adopt the MND Charter, becoming the fourth council in Greater Manchester to do so!

This followed hard work in the lead up from Greg, who is campaigning for all councils in Greater Manchester to adopt the MND Charter. Oldham became the 28th Council to adopt the MND Charter nationally, and our fourth in Greater Manchester.

Greg met with Councillor Eddie Davies in the lead up to the adoption via the motion, and will now work with Oldham to build and develop another successful relationship, to benefit those living with Motor Neurone Disease in Greater Manchester.

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Before the council meeting commenced, Greg recorded a little clip about being at Oldham, watch:

And below is the one we recorded after the motion, hear from Greg, Eddie, and Oldham residents Steph and Nigel:

Greg has also commented:

“I’m very proud to secure the fourth council in Greater Manchester for the MND Association, with Oldham having agreed to adopt the MND Charter at the full council. Thanks to Eddie for the help in the lead up, holding a meeting to understand how the area works now, developing signposting to our support groups. We look forward to developing a great relationship going forward, as we have done with other councils before.

My own family have experienced MND, and it spurs me on to ensure that good care happens for everyone in our branch area, something many years ago our family did not have the benefit of. I will continue to try and seek other councils adopt the Charter, to give those living with MND, and their Carers, the rights they deserve and should expect from local services.”

We are delighted with the work Greg has put in to secure all four councils, and look forward to more success to come.

About the MND Charter

The motor neurone disease (MND) Charter is a statement of the respect, care and support that people living with MND and their carers deserve and should expect.

The five points of the Charter are:

1.The right to an early diagnosis and information
2.The right to access quality care and treatments
3.The right to be treated as individuals and with dignity and respect
4.The right to maximise their quality of life
5.Carers of people with MND have the right to be valued, respected, listened to and well-supported.

See more at www.mndcharter.org