Preliminary findings from the M.E. Observatory were disseminated at a meeting in April. Studies from the University of East Anglia, Hull York Medical School and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine examined the impact of living with M.E., relationships between people with M.E., health professionals and services.
Also in April, we extended the opening hours of our Welfare Rights Line from 11.5 hours a week, to 17.
Following the July publication of a green paper on proposals for a National Care Service for adults in England, Action for M.E. held a consultation with its members. The aim was to generate statistical evidence that the Government could use when considering the impact of its decisions, and to find out what issues people with M.E. wanted to highlight.
Action for M.E. launched a fan page on Facebook, offering people with M.E. a place to share stories and offer each other support.