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Action for M.E. and ME Trust exploring a merger

August 04, 2021

On 3 August 2021, the Action for M.E. board approved a decision to explore a merger with The ME Trust after a process of due diligence started in June.

The ME Trust is a UK charity that offers individually tailored whole person care to people with M.E., including access to doctors, nurses, physios, counsellors and chaplains. As well as listening and caring for the needs of the whole person, the charity offers encouragement and support to families and immediate community of carers.

Both Action for M.E. and The ME Trust are frustrated by the considerable lack of provision for people with M.E. with a postcode lottery in access to specialist services and huge variability between them. There is simply not enough support for children and adults with M.E. now, let alone with an increase in diagnoses following Covid-19.

In response to this public health crisis and gaps in existing service provision for people with post-viral syndromes like M.E., we are in the process of exploring a potential merger with the ME Trust. This merger would allow us to combine the power of our organisations and strengthen the services we offer to people with M.E.

We will scale up the current clinician-led, holistic health and wellbeing support currently delivered by the ME Trust to fill the gaps more quickly.

Please see our FAQ document for further information.

We will continue to provide updates on our website and through our communications with members, partners and stakeholders.

 

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