A helpline supporting people with Parkinson's disease and their carers has been given the official seal of approval.
The Parkinson's UK helpline, which answers 24,000 calls each year on subjects such as symptoms and treatments for the disease, as well as benefit queries, has been given the Quality Standard of The Helplines Association (THA).
Accreditation from THA means that the helpline has passed more than 100 assessment criteria regarding the quality of support provided.
Tim Moore, Parkinson's UK's advisory services manager, said that the charity is passionate about improving support services for people living with the condition.
"We want people to know that we're here to support all people affected by Parkinson's, including carers, friends, colleagues and healthcare professionals working with people with Parkinson's," he said.
Key figures in the world of Parkinson's disease research met this week at a conference in York to discuss their findings and potential future collaborations.
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