Parkinson’s UK Local Adviser
The Parkinson’s UK Local Adviser is Tracey Tucker. Tracey covers our area in West Hertfordshire.
Tracey can provide confidential one-to-one information and signpost people to local services. She can also give you assistance in completing forms, if you need it.
To contact Tracey, you can phone her on 0344 225 3779 or email:
Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist
Andrew Forsyth is a Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist who works for Herts Neurology unit based at Langley House, Watford. Andrew covers the whole are of West Hertfordshire, providing home visits and clinic appointments, telephone and email consultations.
Within the Herts Neurology service there are a variety of multi-disciplinary professionals who have specialist knowledge in Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions. The team consists of clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, technical instructors and rehab assistants. You can contact Andrew by email:
Help from Parkinson’s UK
Parkinson’s UK is the country’s main Parkinson’s support and research charity with over 37,000 members and more than 370 branches and groups, working to achieve:
- Better treatments and a cure faster
- Empowerment to take control
- Quality services as standard
- Parkinson’s Telephone Helpline
Phone 0808 800 0303 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Expert nurses and helpline staff can provide impartial information about all aspects of Parkinson’s, including the taking of medications and claiming benefits. You can call them for free from Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
Parkinson’s Website: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/
Find all the latest news, publications and research updates, as well as contact information for support groups in the local area, including younger persons’ groups.
Parkinson’s Information Resources
Parkinson’s UK have a huge range of free booklets, DVDs and fact sheets about all aspects of Parkinson’s. These cover a huge range of topics related to Parkinson’s, and many are available in a number of languages. Paper copies can be ordered by calling 0845 121 2354 or by emailing them at email@example.com. You can also download them directly at www.parkinsons.org.uk/publications. Some are also available at our monthly meetings.
We have set this section up to help direct you to the various services and other information you may find useful. They fall under several categories and some have a page dedicated to each category.
- Help from the NHS
- Help from Social Services
- Help from other Services
- Supporting Services
- Disability Aids
- Help with Transport
Next: Help from NHS