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Neurological conditions in Scotland: A guide for funders

This report is a guide for funders who want to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions in Scotland.

One million people in Scotland live with neurological conditions. This number is set to increase as the population ages and medical advances enable people to live longer with multiple and complex needs.

This report is a guide for funders who want to support the neurological conditions sector in Scotland. By outlining the needs of people with neurological conditions—as well as the needs of their carers, their families and the charities that support them—this report equips independent funders with the information they need to work out how best to meet those needs. In particular, it aims to:

  • Explain the context of charities working in the neurological conditions sector.
  • Outline the priority needs of people with neurological conditions, both condition-specific and spanning multiple conditions.
  • Identify priority solutions to meet those needs.
  • Examine the role of independent funders in meeting those needs.

We hope that this research will enable funders to think about how they can have a significant impact on the lives of those in Scotland living with these conditions.

With thanks to RS Macdonald Charitable Trust for RS Macdonaldsupporting this work, and all those who contributed their time to the research.

Other reports in this series:

Animal welfare in Scotland: A guide for funders

Visual impairment in Scotland: A guide for funders.

Tackling child abuse in Scotland: A guide for funders.

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