We work closely with partner charities, support groups and linked organisations to offer the best advice and information.
We provide information and advice on more than 60 different types of muscle-wasting conditions. We also signpost to a range of other charities and groups, some of which are run by and for people with muscle-wasting conditions, their families and friends, and can put you in touch with people who have ‘been there’.
Some of the groups we work with are listed alphabetically below:
Covers Duchenne muscular dystrophy
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH
T: 020 7250 8240
Covers glycogen storage diseases including Von Gierke’s disease, Pompe disease, Andersen’s disease and McArdle disease
Old Hambledon Racecourse Centre
T: 0300 123 2790
Covers centronuclear and myotubular myopathy – aims to provide information, support and raise awareness worldwide.
Covers Charcot Marie Tooth disease, also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) or peroneal muscular atrophy.
3 Groveley Road
Dorset BH23 3HB
T: 0300 323 6316
National charity run by families for families affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Provides a national support network for parents, families and professionals and helps bring families together for mutual support, sharing of information and experiences. National helpline and contact family network, and offers subsidised holidays and social activities
Helpline: 0870 606 1604 or 0800 121 4518
78 York Street
London W1H 1DP
Covers facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
T: 0800 652 6352
C/o Muscular Dystrophy UK
61A Great Suffolk Street
London SE1 0BU
Covers Guillain-Barré Syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and related neuropathies
Glennys Sanders House
Helpline: 0800 374 803
Covers spinal bulbar muscular atrophy (also known as Kennedy’s Disease)
T: 07970 878130
Covers myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton myasthenia syndrome and congenital myasthenia.
The College Business Centre
Uttoxeter New Road
T: 01332 290219
Covers juvenile dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis and polymyositis
146 Newtown Road
T: 023 8044 9708
Covers inclusion body myositis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis and juvenile dermatomyositis
T. 07977 316429
Covers Myotonic dystrophy
19-21 Mian Road
Nottingham NG4 3HQ
T: 0115 987 5369
Helpline: 0808 169 1960
Supports research into myotubular myopathy and centronuclear myopathy.
T: 078518 113 692
Covers nemaline myopathy.
5 Cairnbank Gardens
T: 01968 674 998
Covers severe spinal muscular atrophy (Werdnig-Hoffman Disease, SMA type 1), intermediate spinal muscular atrophy (SMA type 2), mild spinal muscular atrophy (Kugelberg-Welander disease, SMA type 3) and adult onset spinal muscular atrophy, spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress (SMARD 1) and Kennedy’s.
40 Cygnet Court
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
T: 01789 267520