Parkinson’s UK has agreed to support Fighting Fit, a weekend residential pilot programme for younger and working-age people with Parkinson’s.

The organisation, which is the largest charity in the UK supporting people with Parkinson’s, has made a small grant to help with the set-up costs and will support the development, delivery and evaluation of the pilot programme.

Katherine Crawford, Parkinson’s UK Director of Support and Local Networks said

“I am delighted that we are helping to make the Fighting Fit programme happen. Parkinson’s UK already offers younger and working-age people with Parkinson’s a broad range of support, from our specialist Benefits and Employments Advice team to opportunities to take part in a self management programme. Fighting Fit offers a different type of opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, in a welcoming environment and will provide information, support and advice on topics such as assistive technology, exercise and skills for working life and I’m looking forward to learning about the results of this pilot.”

Fighting Fit is an innovative approach encouraging self-directed support and helping each person to navigate their life with Parkinson’s. The aim is to share experiences and discuss the practical and emotional impact of the condition.

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