People with M.E. deserve better. That has been a message that we, and others, have been pushing for many years. Read our Trustee report and accounts 2014–2015 to find out how we are making a difference to the lives of those affected by M.E.
This Statement of strategic intent sets out a bold and ambitious agenda for change and reflects our willingness to engage with local and national challenges and make a difference to the lives of people affected by M.E.
Research into M.E. remains a key priority for many in the M.E. community and it is widely accepted the there has been considerable under-investment by mainstream funders. There is a desperate need for a step-change in the research field and, over the past couple of years, we have seen momentum gaining. This strategy has been developed after extensive consultation with more than 1,000 people affected by M.E.
This Strategy sets out what we will do over the next couple of years to move closer to realising our aspirations, with an overview of our approach to empowering and supporting people with M.E. while informing and influencing others about the condition and its impact.
This process has been developed to provide clarity, transparency and a clear governance framework for our key stakeholders including researchers, universities, donors, Action for M.E. supporting members and other people affected by M.E. It sets out our five-stage process for assessing research funding applications.
Action for M.E. is inviting applications for Chair of our Board of Trustees to succeed Alan Cook CBE. The deadline for applications is 16 May 2016.