We are here to support you whether you are looking for peer support or advice from a professional. Below you can find out more about our Specialist Huntington's Disease Advisers and local branch and support groups.
Our specialist advisers are experienced and compassionate care management professionals.
They 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 or young people. They can even advise friends, neighbours, employers and your medical team.
Our Specialist Huntington’s Disease Advisers can help by:
You can click on each branch and support group to find out more about the groups and where they meet. If you can't see one in your area and you are thinking about setting one up, please email email@example.com and we can support you in doing this.
Coventry and Warwick support group
The Huntington's Disease Association Coventry and Warwick support group is run by volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by Huntington's disease in the local area. We have been offering support to those affected by Huntington’s disease for over 20 years.
We get together to share personal experiences and offer support, advice and an understanding ear. We meet in a cosy lounge attached to St Laurence church hall and we welcome anyone affected by Huntington's disease with a smile and a cup of tea or coffee.
St Laurence Church Hall
Old Church Road
Coventry, CV6 7ED
Between 7.00pm and 9.00pm
Approximately every six weeks
Chair: Norma Ellison
02476 612 485
0121 426 1015
North Staffordshire branch
The North Staffordshire branch of the Huntington’s Disease Association was established in 1993 by volunteers who all had a link with Huntington’s disease. One of the founder members, Sue Tams, continues to be our Chair and other founder members remain active members of the group.
The group strives to help local families across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire affected in some way by Huntington's disease.
In addition to offering support and sharing our knowledge gained through experience of the condition, Sue Tams is also very active within the local health economy helping ensuring that Huntington's disease is considered at meetings to do with such things as reforming and commissioning mental health services.
Third Wednesday of the month
7:30pm to 9:15pm
Please contact Glenys White or Sue Tams on the below details for further information or if you would like to be met at the front door.
Chair: Sue Tams
Secretary: Glenys White
Shropshire and Mid Wales branch
Welcome to the Huntington’s Disease Association Shropshire and Mid Wales Branch. We have been offering support and advice to local people affected by Huntington’s disease for over two decades. We meet at least quarterly. We aim to advise, support and befriend those in need, form links with others in the community and, of paramount importance, replace isolation with a sense of belonging.
We welcome people from Shropshire, Powys and any surrounding locations where there is no local branch or support group.
We organise social events, such as boat trips and coffee afternoons, fundraising events, occasionally arrange guest speakers and welcome the local Specialist Huntington’s Disease Adviser to our meetings.
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
Tamworth support group
The Huntington's Disease Association Tamworth support group is run by volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by Huntington's disease in the South of Staffordshire and surrounding areas.
The group was set up by four ladies who have different connections to the disease. We meet every six weeks on a Sunday afternoon for an informal cuppa and cake. The meetings offer all the opportunity to share new information and tips on how they have resolved issues they have faced.
We also have 'suggestions’ box to enable attendees to identify topics they would like further information on. This information will be sought between meetings and shared at the next meeting. Health and Social Care professionals will also be invited to future meetings to provide talks on specific topics identified.
Alongside the six weekly support groups we will also be holding fundraising and social events to enable those affected by Huntington’s disease to socialise in a safe and friendly environment.
West Midlands branch
The Huntington's Disease Association West Midlands branch is run by volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by Huntington's disease in the local area.
We have been offering support and advice for over 40 years to local people affected by Huntington’s disease. We have regular support meetings which are very informal and welcoming. The meeting offers the opportunity where people can share tips and ideas of how to deal with issues, they may be facing with their loved ones in a safe kind environment. We welcome the local Specialist Huntington’s Disease Adviser to our meetings.
TouchBase Pears (Sense)
750 Bristol Road
Birmingham, B29 6NA
We aim to hold face to face support meetings 6 times a year on Saturdays when circumstances permit.
Dates and times are announced on this webpage and via email or post to those on our contacts list. Additional social events are advertised in the same manner.
0121 426 1015
These get-togethers are for everyone who has any connection with Huntington’s disease, including, family, friends, carers. We always try to make time to just chat, ask questions and hear about any news from the wider Huntington's community.
We have requested a hot drink for everyone on arrival (snacks are usually on sale in their café, also on the ground floor and adjacent to the library area).
We meet in a room on the ground floor to the left of the Reception desk.
There is a secure car park with ample spaces and controlled by barriers and intercom system - is behind the building and accessed from Selly Wharf, off Elliot Road.
Selly Oak railway station (on the West Midlands Railway Central Line) is only a few yards away; bus stops for the local routes are also nearby.