Over the past 30 years, Action for M.E. has worked to improve the lives of people with M.E., taking action to reduce the isolation experienced by many and working to create change. Despite our best efforts, people with M.E. still face ignorance, injustice and neglect. Our 2016-2021 Strategy seeks to tackle this with even more ambition, more investment and more creativity. We are a small organisation that regularly punches above its weight. We are leading, with others, a growing community of supporters working to create real change on the scale so urgently needed at a local, national and international level.
There is much to do and we cannot do it alone. We will seek to work with others where possible to avoid unnecessary duplication and to create a stronger voice for the 250,000 people in the UK with M.E., and the many more children and families directly affected by it now and in the future.
We invite you to join us. Together we can stop M.E. stealing lives.
We will provide an information support service that supports people to make informed decisions about living with the impact of M.E.
It reflects our willingness to engage with local and national challenges and make a difference to the lives of people with M.E.
We will increase practical support for people with M.E. by linking them with local volunteers.
We will increase access to advocacy to enable people to secure the support and care available to them.
We will increase information to people with M.E. to enable them to better manage the illness, its symptoms and its impact.
We will improve collaboration with local support groups to achieve their aims and objectives.