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This grant for young people with ataxia is worth up to £3000, shared among the year’s awardees. Applications are now open. 

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Recent diagnosis?

Join the virtual All About Ataxia information seminar on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March designed for those with a recent diagnosis.

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Sign up to our dedicated eNews and receive the latest updates about Reata's SKYCLARYS (Omav) treatment for adults with Friedreich’s ataxia.

Raise ataxia awareness by sharing your story this Rare Disease Day

This Rare Disease Day, 29th February 2024, our aim is to highlight how rare conditions are far more common than most people think. We need your help – by sharing your ataxia story, you can help people understand more about rare conditions and how they affect people...

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What is ataxia?

In this short video our Friends Dan & Tallulah explain just what ataxia is.

HOW WE CAN HELP

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Newly Diagnosed

Information and support if you are newly diagnosed with ataxia

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Our
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Ataxia UK are here to offer support, information and advice to anyone affected by ataxia

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Research Partners

See who we collaborate with, including other research organisations, pharma and international patient groups and see how to collaborate with us

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Patient Pathways

An important part of Ataxia UK's work is improving treatment and healthcare for people affected by ataxia

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WE ARE THE LEADING CHARITY IN THE UK THAT SUPPORTS PEOPLE AFFECTED BY ANY OF THE ATAXIAS

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

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FUNDRAISE FOR US

Take part in a challenge or create your fundraiser. Every penny you raise will help those affected by ataxia.

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DONATE

To make either a one off or recurring donation which will help fund research into treatments and cures and supports those affected ataxia

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VOLUNTEER WITH US

Support the ataxia community and volunteer with Ataxia UK. From social media to telephone befriending, there are loads of ways you can make a difference to someone's life.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I have been working with Ataxia UK for more than 20 years, and during this time, we have worked closely on many projects improving the treatment and care of people with ataxia, and advance the field of ataxia research. Ataxia UK helped to set up and fund the London UCL/UCLH Ataxia Centre, which was then accredited by the charity and has been a great success in providing specialist care for people with ataxia. This is such an exciting time for ataxia research at the moment, and I hope that the programmes being conducted now will one day be translated into effective treatments and the prospect of a cure.

Prof. Paola Giunti

I was first diagnosed with ataxia 12 years ago. At the time, I found it difficult to obtain the correct diagnosis from my local doctor, until I started to do my own research and came across Ataxia UK. After joining the charity, and finding out about the large number of different ataxias, I started to receive medical publications and information from Neurologists about the condition and was finally able to obtain a correct diagnosis of Cerebellar ataxia.

Mr. Barry Fairchild

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