Bromsgrove Council adopts Motor Neurone Disease Charter

At last night’s Council meeting (Jan 23rd) Bromsgrove District Council voted cross-party to adopt the Motor Neurone Disease Charter, an initiative from the Motor Neurone Disease Associationt that sets out a statement of the respect, care and support that people living with motor neurone disease (MND) and their carers deserve, and should expect.

Cllr Margaret Sherrey and Independent Councillor Rachel Jenkins had both submitted motions on the Charter over the Christmas break.

Cllr Margaret Sherrey, the Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing and a former NHS nurse, said: “During my nursing career I have seen first-hand the horrific impact that Motor Neurone Disease can have by caring for someone with this disease. I am well aware how the disease affects those who suffer from it, and also those who care for them. As public servants, we aim to positively influence the lives of local people. This includes for those living with conditions like MND and their carers.

“Voting through the Charter both raises awareness of MND amongst the Council and its staff, and can help in a small way to influence the lives of those in the district living with MND. We will be looking for opportunities and take steps to positively influence the lives of those with MND and their carers where we can.”