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Welcome to the Merseyside Branch website

The Merseyside Branch covers the county of Merseyside and Wirral although there is occasionally an overlap with other Branches at our boundaries. To view details of other MND Association Branches in other areas, please visit the National Office website at or contact National Office at or telephone 01604 250505.

The Merseyside Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association has the sole aim of serving all those people in the area affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This includes people with MND, their carers, family and friends.

MND is an incurable condition that paralyses the muscles leaving people unable to do everyday things the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing become virtually impossible. MND can also affect the areas of the brain involved in thinking, language, behaviour and personality. Doctors call this 'cognitive change'.

Specific Branch Objectives:

Our Branch is aiming to hold regular support meetings for people living with MND and their carers. These will provide an opportunity to meet with other people living with the disease, and to share experiences and ideas. Fundraising and raising awareness are also very important aspects of Branch activities, and we organize several events throughout the year which are well supported.

Merseyside Branch is completely run by volunteers. We are always interested in hearing from people who can help with events or who want to get involved with running the Branch.

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

Branch Meetings and Support Meetings

The Branch holds regular Branch meetings at the Suites Hotel, Ribblers Lane, Knowsley, L34 9HA.

Our meetings are very informal and offer a chance to catch up with other members old and new! There is no need to confirm attendance just turn up! At some meetings we do have speakers.

Please see our Branch Meetings page for further information.

Regional Care Development Advisor

The Regional Care Development Advisor for our area is PAULA SUTTON. Her role is outlined below and she can be contacted on 0151 932 9694. 07872 161024. Email:

Paula covers Merseyside, Cheshire, Wirral (Not Stockport, UAs Halton (Incl Widnes) & Warrington CH except 5-8, CW, L 1-40, PR 8+9, SK 9-11, WN4-6 & SK12 Shared with GM, All WA except 14 & 15.

Regional Care Development Advisers are experienced professionals with a background in health or social care. On average, they each cover an area of approximately 2 million population.

The role of the Regional Care Development Adviser:

  1. To work with local health and social care staff to improve the services for people with MND and their families locally
  2. To educate and raise awareness about MND by, for example, organising training and study opportunities for health and social care staff, and working with managers to influence the way services are provided
  3. To ensure that people with MND and their families receive support and information they need through Association Visitors (AVs). RCDAs may be able to put people affected by MND in touch with an AV or other local support networks.
  4. To offer support and advice to people affected by MND

What you can expect from your Regional Care Development Adviser

Branch Patron

Our patron is Stephen Twigg, MP for West Derby.