May 21st, 2021
We are delighted to launch our new Strategic Plan for the period 2021 – 2026. This plan was informed following an extensive consultation process amongst a range of key stakeholders and experts, including people living with MND, their families and caregivers, healthcare professionals, the board and staff of IMNDA, the MND research community, and our loyal donors and supporters.
Navigating your way through a complex condition such as Motor Neurone Disease can be stressful at the best of times and debilitating at worst. Throw a complex, under pressure and bureaucratic healthcare system into the mix and it becomes a minefield.
It is our hope that this new strategic plan will form a clear roadmap for the Association to follow over the next five years, ensuring our core supports are fit for purpose and aligned with what our MND community urgently need.
Delivering person-centred care has always been, and will continue to be, the IMNDA’s number one priority. Increased demand on our services means we are constantly faced with new challenges in terms of how we plan, develop, deliver and fund our core services. With this in mind, we have identified the following four strategic priorities, which together form the framework for this plan.
- Provide practical client and caregiver-centred support on both a national and local level to ensure people affected by MND receive the best possible standard of care.
- Strengthen communications with all key stakeholder groups, especially families directly affected by MND, and enhance public awareness of the impact of MND through advocacy.
- Support, fund and communicate research into causes, management and treatment of MND amongst all key stakeholders including families affected by MND and the wider healthcare community.
- Invest in long term sustainable income streams in order to continue to operate a stable, transparent and accountable organisation, meeting best practice standards amongst the charity sector in Ireland.
We are confident this new plan will guide us from where we are today and ensure we stay focused on the areas we need to expand and develop in order to better serve our MND community in future years.