Our mission is to enable everyone who is affected by Batten disease to live life to the full and to secure the care and support they need until we find a cure. The BDFA offers informed guidance and support to families and the professionals who work with them as well as actively increasing awareness of the disease and funding future research to identify potential therapies and ultimately a cure.
a. Employ a full-time support and advocacy worker
b. Operate a Freephone helpline
c. Commission the first Batten disease Clinical Nurse Specialist in the UK
d. Operate a small grant scheme to help meet the needs of caring for a child or young person living with Batten disease.
e. Increase our research funding in the UK and worldwide into potential therapies and ultimately a cure.
Life-changing treatment on the NHS for children with rare, deadly disease We are beyond delighted to announce that Brineura has been approved. Further details to come. Families have been absolutely…
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We are very sorry to announce that our Scientific Officer, Heather Band, left the BDFA on 7th June 2019 after almost seven years with the organisation. We thank Heather for…