Health charities announce merger

Action for M.E and The ME Trust officially merged on February 1.

All services offered by the two charities will continue in the new organisation, which will operate as Action for M.E.

The newly merged charity has pledged there will be no redundancies due to the merger.

Action for M.E Sonya Chowdhury chief executive remains in the same role at the newly merged charity.

Meanwhile, The ME Trust chief executive Helen Winning has been named director of health care services, a new role that will oversee a newly created healthcare division within the charity.

The charities support people with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), a chronic neurological condition affecting around 250,000 adults and children in the UK.

One in four of those with the condition are so severely impacted they remain house or bed bound.

“Our merger will increase holistic and clinical support to a community that has faced major issues in accessing support despite having a disease that severely damages lives,” said Chowdhury.

“Our hope is that children and adults have access to clinical services delivered by professionals who fully understand the impact of M.E on individuals and their families.”

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