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Council Proudly Adopts Motor Neurone Disease Association Charter

Posted on : 26 Feb 2024

Council Proudly Adopts Motor Neurone Disease Association Charter
Caerphilly County Borough Council have proudly adopted the Motor Neurone Disease Association Charter (MNDA).
In February 2023, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cllr Sean Morgan, and Cllr Nigel George, Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Property and Highways, met with the Campaign Contact of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Charter to discuss the importance of MND awareness and to explain the support they give to those living with MND, their carers, and families.
Following the first meeting, a Notice of Motion was presented to the Social Services Scrutiny Committee for consideration in May of 2023 by Cllr Nigel George. Cllr. George presented the motion and gained support of the scrutiny committee for it to be recommended to Council in July 2023, which was later successfully approved.
On the 19th of February 2024, Leader Cllr Sean Morgan, and Cllr Elaine Forehead, Cabinet Member for Social Care, were present from Caerphilly County Borough Council to sign the appropriate certificate to “Adopt the MNDA Charter”. The adoption of this charter is a positive step to further support people living with the horrendous illness that is Motor Neurones Disease.
Cllr Elaine Forehead commented, “We are immensely proud to have adopted the MNDA charter and I look forward to working with and supporting the association further to ensure continued support is provided to those suffering from MND”.
The MND Charter is a statement of the respect, care and support that people living with MND and their carers deserve and should expect.
The five points of the Charter are:
  • The right to an early diagnosis and information
  • The right to access quality care and treatments.
  • The right to be treated as individuals and with dignity and respect.
  • The right to maximise their quality of life
  • Carers of people with MND have the right to be valued, respected, listened to and well-supported. 

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