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Parkinsons UK Helpline
If you need help with knowing which benefits you are entitiled to, questions about how to manage day to day, your concerns about what happens next, you need to talk to someone, you want to ask questions in private about your condition or your family member’s condition, you do not understand about a symptom etc, the Parkinsons helpline is the place to go. It is manned by specialist staff, who if they do not know the answer can connect you with parkinsons nurses, trained advisors across a range of specialities, and give you quick advise. This is done over the phone or by e-mail, but if you need a face to face meeting you may meet Lisa Turley- our local advisor, or sometimes other staff if your need is specific in one area.
The phone line is manned; 0808 800 0303
Local Parkinsons Advisor
Lisa Turley is the person that you may meet from Parkinsons UK, who covers our area for face to face meetings if required.
Lisa Turley – Parkinson’s Local Advisor
My main role is to offer 1 to 1 support to all those affected by Parkinson’s. This includes both practical and emotional support. I can help with benefit and blue badge applications, accessing local services, accessing the local PDNS, carers support and much more. My work also concentrates on more specialised support with areas such as Continuing Healthcare and Social Services Assessments.
My support is available by telephone, email, face to face at the local group meetings or I can do home visits. I continue to be part of the Excellence Network, working closely with the Warwickshire Consultants, various Health Professionals and Parkinson’s Nurse Specialists, helping to improve Parkinson’s support/services in Coventry and Warwickshire.
My involvement includes attending their clinics and accessing more Newly Diagnosed Patients. I support the delivery of the Patient Education Programmes in Warwickshire. This is an opportunity for the newly diagnosed Parkinson’s patients to receive education on Parkinson’s, managing their symptoms, as well as enabling them to understand the support available locally to them through various health professionals and myself giving a talk about our roles.