Parkinson's Guildford Branch

 

Local help

 

For help with anything about our local support, contacts and services, call Hilary Austin on 01483 422543, or email Hilary at: hillawrie@gmail.com

Your Local Adviser - Jackie Wingrave

0344 225 3669 jwingrave@parkinsons.org.uk

 

Jackie is the specialist Parkinson's adviser for Guildford, Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Waverley and Woking.

 

She provides information, support and advice to people with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and carers.

 

Jackie can offer help and advice on disability benefits, council tax reduction, pension credit, blue badge applications etc. She can make sure you are accessing the right services and also make referrals to the Parkinson’s nurses. Jackie provides emotional support, signposting, advocating and empowerment.

 

Financial Assistance

Our branch is the grateful recipient of a generous legacy from Florence Pite, which is helping Parkinson’s UK to fund leading edge research into treatments and a cure, and an annual Florence Pite Memorial Lecture.

 

Where a local exercise or choir class incurs a cost, it is also subsidised from the legacy so that only a small payment is needed by each class participant.

 

National Grant Fund

There is a Grant Fund available to help pay for electrical items, home adaptations, respite care and specialist equipment, as well as socialising, meeting new people or improving fitness and wellbeing.

 

Who can apply

People living with Parkinson’s and unpaid carers. We do not count Carers Allowance as getting paid. Please call the number below for grant criteria. Applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

 

How to apply

Call 020 7963 9386, email: grants@parkinsons.org.uk  or www.parkinsons.org.uk/takecontrolgrant