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Our strategic touchstones

Our strategic touchstones

Over the next five years, our purpose is to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect experienced by people with M.E., like Sharon (pictured above). We will do this by meeting need now to improve the lives of people with M.E. while taking action to secure change for the future.

People with M.E. are at the heart of everything we do. We asked and we listened, and have identified a number of challenges that continue to exist for people affected by M.E. Everything we do over the next five years will be in service of achieving three goals, which we call our strategic touchstones, to tackle these challenges.

Our 2016-2021 strategy sets out our promises under each of these touchstones.

By collaborating with those who share our vision and purpose, we can make the most of the resources available to us. Around 50% of our activities will directly focus on targeting information, improving support and reducing isolation to IMPROVE the lives of people with M.E. To be as effective as possible, 30% of our activities will focus on facilitating more action, more influence and better understanding of M.E. to INSPIRE action at all levels; and 20% of our activities will be focused on bringing more research, more money and more people into the field to INVEST in change.

verything we do will work towards meeting one or more of our objectives. We will only consider undertaking an activity if it improves the lives of people with M.E., inspires action at all levels, or supports investment in change.