Welcome to the Black Country Neurological Alliance
The Black Country Neurological Alliance (BCNA) is an umbrella organisation, led by people who are affected directly or indirectly by a neurological condition.
The Alliance aims to bring the people of the Black Country closer to services available from both statutory and voluntary bodies within the region.
Our vision is that any person affected by a neurological condition, living in the Black Country, will have access to all the resources and support they need to enable them to live an active and fulfilled life. Chairman Peter Cornell says,
"Our aim is to promote a better understanding of neurological conditions through the provision of information, by sign posting to support services and influencing local decision makers in order to increase the opportunities for individuals to make informed choices that will enhance their quality of life."
We support all four boroughs, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, holding various events in each region. These include “Question Time Forums”, the third of which will take place at Sandwell Golf Club on 26th February, followed by a fourth at Walsall Village Hotel after Easter.
Last year we began an exciting new project called “Café Neuro”; this is an informal afternoon gathering each month, where people who know what it’s like to live with neurological or neuromuscular conditions, whether their own, a friend or relative, someone who works in neurology or just simply someone with an interest. Over a cuppa, people who come can meet each other and chat, and listen to a short talk from service provider and ask them anything.
The first of these started meeting in Dudley and more recently we saw the launch of Walsall Café Neuro.
Wolverhampton will follow in the near future and we expect Sandwell to be not far behind. We pay about £1 for a drink, but there’s no other charge, and the emphasis is on informality.
I am sure you are aware of the shortage of Neurological Consultants everywhere. This is something we are very concerned about and have been campaigning on for the last two years. Have a look at this BBC Radio 5 program : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gfy3r It’s an hour long programme with Adrian Goldberg. It refers to a report from the National Neurological Alliance which came out earlier this year and can be downloaded from here.
We welcome new supporters and if you would like to become a Neuro Supporter, we would love to hear from you. More information is available on our News Page or you can just get in touch with us.
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Registered as Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) No. 1168259 in 2016. Working across the Black Country for people affected by Neurological Conditions
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