Cumbria branch

Welcome to the Cumbria branch, and we hope you will make contact with us. Living with Huntington's disease as either someone with Huntington's, a carer or at risk can make you feel isolated, but you may be surprised there is someone in a similar position not so far away, even in Cumbria with a thinly spread population.

The branch aims to provide mutual support, face to face or by phone, sharing experiences and lessons learnt to try and make living with Huntington's disease a little more tolerable. The branch has been in existence for over 20 years.

Besides mutual support we find raise and try to increase awareness, with the Chair available to speak to professionals and community groups or individuals.

Where we meet

Due to the distances between members meeting are arranged at various venues around the County, when possible Theresa Westhead, the Specialist Huntington's Disease adviser attends. Periodical focused events are held i.e. Family, Carers, Young Adults.


When we meet

Once the current COVID-19 virus restrictions are lifted, future meetings will be planned.

Key contact

Chair: Dennis Whittaker - 07964671210

Treasurer: Mark Williamson

Secretary: Helen Barratt

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Specialist Huntington's Adviser

Theresa Westhead

01942 864 645

[email protected]