The Scottish Government will provide £25,000 in funding to PSPA to support a new Development Manager post.
This post will work to raise the awareness of PSP & CBD across Scotland through developing partnerships and effective collaboration with other neurological stakeholders, including charities and health care professionals.
Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport said:
“We want to ensure people living with neurological conditions, such as PSP & CBD, are able to access the best possible care and support to live well on their own terms. That is why we have agreed to provide funding to PSPA to support a new Development Manager post in Scotland.”
Andrew Symons, Chief Executive of PSPA said:
“We are really pleased that the Scottish Government has recognised the need for this role, and supported it with a generous grant after several years of tireless campaigning by Keith Swankie. Too often, people affected by PSP & CBD face difficulties using NHS services where staff are unaware of these conditions.
The Development Manager will work at the strategic level to raise the profile of PSP & CBD with the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and other neuro-degenerative charities to educate Health & Social Care Professionals in best practice treatments. The aim is to improve the quality of life for people affected by these conditions in Scotland, and reduce the burden on their carers.”