Welcome to Ataxia UK

We believe that people with ataxia deserve care, understanding and a cure. We raise funds for medical research into finding treatments and cures for the ataxias, raise awareness, and offer support, advice and information for people living with the condition.

Help us do this by Joining Ataxia UK

How we can help

How you can help




Newly Diagnosed

Access the advice, support and information you need after receiving your diagnosis.


Author: Jonathan Evans

Research Grants

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Patient Pathways

Advice on how to treat people with ataxia for Healthcare Professionals.


Author: Steph Marley

£5 million

spent on research since 2000

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We are the leading charity in the UK that caters to people affected by any of the ataxias.

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Only 9%

of people in the UK have heard of ataxia

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Fundraise for Ataxia UK!




Donate to our cause.




We appreciate everything our volunteers do, whether they help with adminstration, events, or helping at our Specialist Ataxia Centres.



Latest news

  • Mark Dower Trust Applications Deadline

    Applications to The Mark Dower Trust, a grant that aims to increase the independence of 16-30's with ataxia, close on Wednesday 31 January. Read more

  • Kidz Aware: training opportunities in Yorkshire

    Kidz Aware are offering training courses, based in Wakefield, Yorkshire, for parents/carers and service providers, to help improve the issues young disabled people face this February and March. Read more

  • The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

    This year, we took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, raising over a phenomenal £42,000 thanks to your generosity! Read more

Upcoming events

  • Ataxia UK Annual Conference

    One of the highlights of the year is always the Ataxia UK Annual conference. Read more

  • Ataxia UK Scottish Conference 2018

    Join us for our Scottish conference in Stirling on 23 June 2018. Read more