Richmondshire District Council

Councillors adopt Motor Neurone Disease Charter

Richmondshire District Councillors have signed up to a charter to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

They have agreed to adopt the MND Charter and promote its aims to staff, councillors, partner organisations and health and social care professionals.

The charter aims to ensure the quality of life for sufferers of MND and their carers. Through five actions it sets out how they should get the care and support they deserve:

The motion to adopt the charter was unanimously approved by councillors this week (Tuesday 22 February) after hearing from local sufferer, Christopher Lamb. The motion was proposed by Councillor Stuart Parsons.

“MND is an awful disease which progresses very rapidly and there is no cure,” he said. “By adopting the charter we acknowledge the particularity of MND and can now progress helping sufferers and their families in a quick and timely manner. This also means that those with MND will have much better access to support.”