Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisory Service

Our Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisory service is delivered by our team of Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisers.

All our specialist advisers are experienced and compassionate care management professionals. We understand that whole families may need our support.

We have a specialist adviser dedicated to helping young people with Juvenile Huntington’s disease.

Our specialist advisers support anyone who needs their help at any stage of the Huntington’s journey. They can help people living with the disease, people at risk of inheriting the disease, family members and carers, and children young people. They can even advise friends, neighbours, employers and your medical team.

Our Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisers can help by:

  • visiting people at home to provide practical help and emotional support
  • delivering our confidential telephone helpline service
  • coordinating support with medical, health and social care professionals
  • making referrals into specialist Huntington’s disease clinics
  • advocating for the person with Huntington’s disease to get the best support
  • educating medical, health and social care professionals, meaning better diagnosis and ongoing care
  • organising and attending local support networks and carers’ group meetings
  • provide a listening ear when
  • providing information resources on symptoms and how to manage them
  • connecting younger family members with our Youth Engagement Service
  • giving support for sensitive end-of-life care

If you’d like to find out how our specialist advisers could help you or someone you love, please get in touch.

Call us on 0151 331 5444 or email info@hda.org.uk


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My Specialist Huntington’s Disease Adviser gives us advice and makes us feel less
isolated. She makes us feel like we’re not on our own. She tries to help by answering
our questions, which makes us more able to cope.