The West Wales Neurological Alliance (WWNA)

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WWNA exists to improve services for people affected by neurological conditions living in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

 

Our Objectives

  • To engage and work in partnership with people affected by neurological conditions
  • To raise awareness of neurological conditions and their impact on individuals and their communities
  • To inform and influence policy makers about the needs of people with neurological conditions
  • To support and promote appropriate research

 

WWNA is:

a collaborative alliance consisting of people with neurological conditions, carers and representatives of neurological charities and support groups.

 

The organisations represented include:

  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Ataxia South Wales
  • Epilepsy Action Cymru
  • Fibromyalgia Group
  • Headway UK
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society Cymru (MS Soc)
  • Myasthenia Gravis Association
  • Parkinson’s UK
  • Paul Sartori Foundation Hospice Service
  • Scope Cymru – supports disabled people & Cerebral palsy
  • SHINE Cymru – Spina bifida & hydrocephalus
  • Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support

The West Wales Neurological Alliance (WWNA) is facilitated by Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS).

 

For more information:

www.wwna.org.uk / info@wwna.org.uk / 020 8438 0854

Michelle Copeman, Facilitator 01437 771 192 / Michelle.copeman@pavs.org.uk

 

What is a neurological condition?

Neurological conditions are caused by damage to the nervous system and occur for a number of reasons e.g. illness, injury, hereditary, congenital.

Problems of the nervous system can affect the brain and spinal cord and the nerves and muscles in the body.

The cause of many neurological conditions is not yet known and there is much research invested in trying to understand more about the environmental and genetic factors involved.

In general, neurological conditions are not well understood with low levels of awareness even about some of the more common conditions. As a result of this, people with a neurological condition may face stigma and unhelpful attitudes from others.