Supporting someone living with MND


If you’re caring for someone with motor neuron disease (MND), we can help you and the person diagnosed with MND in a wide range of ways.

Our financial, wellbeing and practical services can help you to feel more in control, lessen your anxiety and better manage your situation so that you can build precious memories with your loved ones and make time count.

Download our guide to find out some of the ways MND Scotland can support you and the person you care for.

When someone you love has MND

Listen to the real life stories of those with loved ones who have motor neuron disease (MND).

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Being a Carer

Learn about the help you’re legally entitled to, how MND Scotland and other organisations can support you, and our three essential top tips for carers.

Improve your wellbeing

Supporting someone living with MND can be extremely daunting and demanding. But we’re here to help you feel more confident about the future and support your emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing.

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Online Support group

Get your questions answered and chat with other carers. 

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Carers and people living with MND can access our grants to help with the financial burden of a diagnosis.

Counselling for carers

Caring for a person living with motor neuron disease can be extremely hard, we’re here to help.

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Bereavement support

If the person you care for dies, we can offer you specialist help through our Counselling Service.

Easing your money worries

A diagnosis of MND can significantly reduce a household’s income and lead to rising costs. We can review your financial situation and help you to maximise your income.

If you’re struggling financially, we can help you with your money worries.

Our experienced team can:
  • provide confidential advice and support to navigate the benefit system.

  • provide advice or support moving from employment to benefits.

  • help you claim the benefits and financial support you’re entitled to.

A diagnosis of motor neurone disease can significantly reduce a household’s income and lead to rising costs. Regardless of your financial situation we can help you to consider the following:

Any debt you may have and making arrangements to introduce more helpful payments

If you have any company sick pay arrangements and / or death in service arrangements

Whether you have any income protection plans and if so when will these payments start and should you consider commuting for a lump sum if available?

Your pension arrangements and how they might be arranged to suit your new circumstances

If you have critical illness insurance, can you make a claim and if so what to do with the funds

Whether you can make a terminal illness claim on any life assurance contracts and is this the right thing to do?

Benefits advice

We can help you claim what you’re entitled to or check if you’re currently receiving the right benefits.


Take a look at our full range of grants and speak to our team about what you are able to access.

Helping you take a break

When you’re constantly caring for someone with MND, taking a break, treating yourself or having a change of scenery can really benefit your wellbeing. We can help you go on holiday together or take some much needed time for yourself.

Accessible holidays

You can holiday for free in two Scottish locations with up to six family members and friends.

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Our grants can help you take a trip away, enjoy a hobby or take some time for yourself.

We’re in your corner

We offer a range of free support services to help you now and in the future. Expert help that’s great for solving problems, reducing stress and making life a whole lot simpler.

Advocacy Service

We’ll protect your rights, ensure your voice is heard and help you access the support you need.

Wills and power of attorney

Our free legal service can help you plan ahead and reduce the stress your family may experience.

How you can support our vital work


Our advocacy team are ready to listen to your concerns and help solve any issues you’re facing.

Fundraise for MND Scotland

Learn about all the different ways you can raise money for MND Scotland.

Leave a gift in your Will

Help to ensure more families benefit from our expert support long into the future.

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