What are our Joint Aims?

 

We are an association of people and voluntary organisations with an interest in people with a neurological condition, based in and around Berkshire West, working together in pursuit of our aims and objectives which are:

*  to represent all people in Berkshire West with a neurological condition

*  to work together to ensure that the local provision of health and related services includes fully funded neuro-rehabilitation facilities and resources appropriate to and serving the needs of all

*  to promote the vision that service is best delivered through a multi-disciplinary team, to ensure an integrated programme of neuro-rehabilitation, from post-acute through in-patient, out-patient and peripatetic services, and to encourage the development of the neurological peripatetic specialist nurse role

*  to ensure that as much treatment as desirable can be made available in the patient’s home

*  to encourage the NHS and Social Services authorities to merge their budgets and administration systems in order to minimise delays in the effective provision of services

*  to press the authorities to provide all appropriate care free of charge to service users

*  to ensure that the treatment which is made available to any one patient is equally available to all other patients with the same need, regardless of administrative boundaries, underlying medical conditions, age, sex, race or other factors

*  to integrate input from the voluntary and professional sectors, to maximise the combined benefits of partnership

*  to improve the availability of information to people in Berkshire West 

*  to encourage the development of a support service for those individuals with a neurological condition where there is no specific voluntary group to which such individuals can turn

*  to raise funds, sufficiently to provide facilities or services for people with a neurological condition, where the authorities can demonstrate they are unable to make provision in the foreseeable future