Friarton Road, Perth, UK
We're on a mission to change attitudes, support one another and find a cure. Our small staff team and more than 300 volunteers are based in communities across Scotland, and we work together to improve lives for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
There are more than 40 local groups in Scotland providing friendship and support for people affected by Parkinson's.
Our volunteer-led Scotland Development Team is working to develop accessible, local resources that people with Parkinson's need to live well with the condition. Resources like exercise, singing groups, dance and creative activities.
On our frontline are 9 Parkinson's local advisers, who work in communities across the country to provide free and confidential information and support, and access to the right information on social security and other entitlements.
We provide self-management courses, online and face-to-face, to help people with Parkinson's and carers increase their resilience and knowledge about the challenges that Parkinson's brings.
Our team helps to support 3 regional networks of health and care professionals with a special interest in Parkinson's and improving local care and services. We also provide education and training to health and care professionals, to help them drive up the quality of care they provide.
We also work to raise vital funds to support and grow our activities, and to raise awareness of Parkinson's. We work with the whole Parkinson's community to influence local and national services, and campaign to change things for the better.
Note: Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our in-person events and activities were suspended. Some of our in-person events and activities are now restarting. We're phasing a gradual return. Search to see what activities and groups may be available to you locally, or contact a local member of staff. Some activities have moved online. Join the online community here on Facebook. See more about Parkinson’s and coronavirus on our dedicated page.