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Lack Of Funding Forces UK Charity To Cut Services For Young People With Debilitating Disease

Tuesday 14 August 2018


From UK newspaper the Newcastle Chronicle:


Laura Northmore and mum Jane
Laura Northmore, 19 from Gateshead who suffers with ME.
(Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Lack of funding forces charity to cut services for young people with debilitating disease

ME North East says it has been unable to find the cash needed to help youngsters who have the disease, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome

By Sonia Sharma
12 August 2018
© 2018 Trinity Mirror North East

A charity has been forced to cut its services for hundreds of young people - many of whom are housebound.

ME North East says it has been unable to find the cash it needs and is desperately seeking new funding so it can continue to offer support to help youngsters stay in education, fight isolation and manage their condition.

ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, is a debilitating disease which can leave sufferers unable to perform simple tasks or even communicate with their loved ones. There is no known cure.

The charity supports people with the condition as well as their families, covering a vast stretch from the Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Among those who received support was Laura Northmore, 19, of Bensham, Gateshead, who has had ME since she was 11 years old.


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