The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is the only organisation of its kind in the country providing specialised services to families affected by this terminal condition.
The Association cannot slow the progression of MND or change the outcome but we can alleviate the feelings of isolation and frustration. We offer consistent support to approximately 400 families across Ireland who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn. Everybody with MND has different needs at different stages of their journey and we are here to help and guide them every step of the way.
The services provided by the IMNDA are immediate and free of charge for everyone registered with the Association.
Key services include:
- Access to 4 outreach nurses directly employed by the IMNDA and funded entirely by donations.
- Access to a home care grant.
- Access to specialised equipment on loan (e.g. wheelchairs, hoists, communication aids etc).
- Access to funding towards counselling sessions for the person with MND and family members.
Your support is absolutely vital. More than 86% of our income comes from fundraising and donations.
where your money goes
The majority of funds raised from our generous donors and supporters go towards providing services to people with Motor Neurone Disease. These services include the provision of specialised equipment such as wheelchairs, beds as well as communication aids (many people with MND will lose their speech at some point). The IMNDA also provides financial assistance towards home care. Four MND nurses undertake home visits to our clients across the country. We do not receive any statutory funding for our nursing posts, they are funded entirely through fundraising and donations.
The IMNDA accounts are audited each year and can be viewed on our website www.imnda.ie