How to help

It’s great that you want to help make a positive difference to the lives of people with MND and their carers in your community.

To get involved, click on one of the tabs:

I am an individual supporterI am a councillor
Let us guide you on how you can support the Champion the Charter campaign.

Please click on one the statements below:

I don’t know if my council has adopted the Charter
Check if your council has adopted the Charter by using our council finder tool or map.
I know my council HAS NOT adopted the Charter
I’ve got time to go for coffee with my councillor and invite them to Champion the Charter

Meeting your councillor is the most effective way to ask them to help get your council to adopt the Charter. Watch our short film which shows you what can happen at a meeting with your councillor.

If you have 10 minutes to go speak with your councillor about Championing the Charter, click here to invite them to meet with you.

Don’t forget to read our briefing pack before your meeting and Contact us to let us know when you are meeting with them.

I want to know a bit more about the campaign before I approach my councillor

Our briefing pack will tell you everything you need to know about our campaign and how to approach your council about adopting the Charter.

Download and read our briefing pack

I want to ask my council to adopt the Charter but don’t know where to start

If you have a question about the campaign or would like support in asking your council to adopt the Charter then contact us, we’d be happy to help.

I want to order more campaign materials to promote the MND Charter in my community

Download and order materials

My council HAS adopted the Charter
I want to send a thank you email to my councillor

It’s great that your council has adopted the Charter. Send your councillors a thank you email and remind them of some of the other actions they can take to support people with MND in your community.

See a supporters story

After Lorraine Sheahan’s dad Michael lost his fight with MND in November 2014, Lorraine wanted to make a difference and help other families affected by MND. Watch Lorraine’s Story showing how she campaigned to get her local council to adopt the MND Charter .

Let us guide you on how you can support the Champion the Charter campaign.

Please click on one the statements below:

I don’t know if my council has adopted the Charter
Check if your council has adopted the Charter by using our council finder tool or map.
My council HAS NOT adopted the Charter
I am a councillor and want to know more about championing the Charter and getting my council to adopt it

Watch our short film about how you can help champion the MND Charter.

Please read our guide to find out how you can help.

I want to ask my council to adopt the Charter but don’t know where to start

If you have a question about the campaign or would like support in asking your council to adopt the Charter then contact us, we’d be happy to help.

I want to order more campaign materials to promote the MND Charter in my community

Download and order materials

My council HAS adopted the Charter
I am a councillor, I want to know how my council can do more to support local people living with MND

Thank you for wanting to find out what more your council can do to help make a difference to the lives of people with MND and their carers in your community.

Adopting the MND Charter can be the start of a strong partnership. Together, your council and the MND Association, can discuss additional steps we can take together to improve the lives of people with MND.

If you are a councillor, or work with the council, please get in touch.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Frame and display the MND Charter adoption certificate in a public part of the council offices.
  • Disseminate the ‘Guide to MND for councillors’ booklets to all your elected councillors.
  • Promote your support for the MND Charter by posting about it on your website. Sample wording for your website is included in the pack
  • Disseminate the postcards to encourage colleagues to find out more about the MND Charter.
  • Display the posters in your council offices/town hall and other appropriate places.
  • Keep copies of the full MND charter in common areas of your offices for colleagues to read.
  • Order more resources and distribute them to all staff, professionals and partner organisations providing services to people with MND and their carers, on behalf of the council.
  • Use the template press release to tell your local media about your council adopting the MND Charter.
  • Use the council’s social media channels to promote your support. We have provided ideas and a sample tweet and Facebook post you might want to use.
  • Take photos of how you are promoting the MND Charter and share with us what you are doing so we can promote it nationally on our website and publications.
About Champion the Charter and why we are urging councils to adopt it
About the campaign