New Trustee

The Northern Neurological Alliance (NNA) is delighted to announce that a new trustee has joined our board. Helen Smith is a Paralegal for Irwin Mitchell in Newcastle and will start her formal training to become a qualified solicitor in August 2015.  … Continued

Enhancing standards of home care

NNA is coming to the end of the project sponsored by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria. We have set and tested standards of care and support in the home for people living with … Continued

See it my way diaries

Last year, NNA was awarded a grant from Big Lottery, Awards for All, to support volunteers living with a neurological condition to keep a detailed diary of their experiences and to capture their perspective.  As a result, NNA has produced … Continued

What is a neurological condition?

A neurological condition is any damage to the brain, spinal column or nerves.  This may come about from an illness, injury or it may be present from birth.  There are over 200 different conditions including; Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s … Continued

Self-Management Workbook

The Northern Neurological Alliance (NNA) is testing a Self-Management Workbook on behalf of the Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) and Neurological Alliances in the North East, supported by funding from the Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council (GVOC). … Continued

NNA Films

The Northern Neurological Alliance (NNA) has received funding from the Sir James Knott Trust which will enable us to make a series of short films.  Individuals’ stories told with the benefits of visual aids can often make more of an … Continued

Multiple System Atrophy

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare progressive neurological disorder that affects people, usually in their 50’s or 60’s but it can affect younger or older people. MSA causes degeneration or atrophy of nerve cells in several areas of the … Continued

Safeguarding Adults

North Tyneside Council Adult Gateway Team The Adult Gateway Team are offering free training on safeguarding vulnerable adults. Abuse hurts at any age.  It is everyone’s responsibility to recognise abuse, respond and refer.  Those over 18 who need support due … Continued

Chase Park Festival

Chase Park Festival is back for 2015 and it’s their fifth birthday!!   This festival is for music lovers of all abilities and is headlined by Ash.  The Chase Park Festival has been rated for gold standard disability access and there … Continued

Transforming Participation Forum

This meeting aims to engage carers in talking about caring for someone and how it affects their lives.  NHS England will offer a strategic perspective on the role of carers and the support they need and there will be good … Continued