PSPA

Charity registered in Scotland SC041199

PSPA is a national charity- fully reliant on voluntary donations- that provides support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while funding research into treatments and- ultimately- a cure.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain. Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) is a degenerative brain disease that affects people from the age of 40 onwards.

PSPA covers the United Kingdom and works very closely with other PSP organisations across the world, working together to support research and the provision of information and support into PSP and CBD.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of PSPA - they value the skills, experience, commitment and enthusiasm that volunteers bring – so they are recruiting in Scotland to enable us them to reach out to more people affected by PSP and CBD. By working together, a real difference can be made to people’s lives.


Current opportunity

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain. Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) is a degenerative brain disease that affects people from the age of 40. PSP and CBD are rare and little known. Education volunteers can help PSPA improve this situation. One of their aims is to make education and training available to as many health and social care professionals as possible, many of whom may have not come across PSP or CBD before. The education volunteer roole will increase the understanding of professionals about PSP and CBD, and will therefore improve their practice. The organisation also aims to have their volunteers raise awareness in local communities by offering informative talks to interested groups. The reward of being an education volunteer with PSPA include: the opportunity for self-development, the opportunity to meet new people and to be valued as part of a team. There is also the unique reward of making a difference to people living with PSP&CBD and their families.