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.
Conference News Postponement of our face to face conference As I am sure you will understand, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our conference due to Covid19.…
BDFA Financial and Organisation Update May 2020 We held a zoom meeting earlier this month to discuss the BDFA’s accounts (year-end August 2019) and we were joined by 11…
A Quick Reminder, it is not too late to sign up! Just a reminder that we have our ‘pre-AGM’ family meeting tomorrow at 2pm on Zoom about the BDFA’s…