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.
We are a proud member of the Disabled Children’s Partnership – a growing coalition of more than 60 organisations – campaigning for improved health and social care for disabled children,…
The 2018 AGM of the Batten Disease Family Association is taking place on 24 Nov at 1.30pm at Resource for London. During the meeting the election of the Chair of…
Get into the Festive mood by running through some iconic London locations dressed as Santa! This fun event is an ideal way to raise vital funds for the BDFA and…