I have been contacted by MND Scotland who highlight that there are many ways, as a councillor, it is possible to help improve the lives of those affected by this devastating disease.
People with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their carers and families rely on local services such as the provision of social care, information services, and aids and adaptations.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles.
This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. There is currently no cure or effective treatment for MND and the average life expectancy from diagnosis is 14 months.
It is because MND progresses so quickly, people with the illness have to be a priority for local services. I have pledged my support for MND Scotland Manifesto recommendations as listed at: http://www.mndscotland.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/council-elections-2017/manifesto-for-people-affected-by-mnd-council-elections-2017/