The Active Neuro Project
is funded by the Slaintecare Integration Fund and aims to to employ an integrated care approach to delivering health promoting physical activity programmes for adults with neurological conditions in the community in CHO Area 3.
Through the project we will offer a range of programmes that aim to reduce symptom severity and increase quality of life and participation - these will be based on need so we would like to hear from healthcare providers and people living with neurological conditions to help shape these.
In the mean time we are running some programmes that have good evidence to support that they are effective, and have been successfully delivered by MS Ireland and the Stroke support group.
For healthcare providers:
This project focuses on self management, and health promoting physical activity to reduce secondary complications of inactivity. Quality of life will be improved and symptoms reduced therefore enabling people to live healthily in the community. Exercise interventions will improve balance and reduce fall risk and subsequent injury and acute care usage.
This cross sectoral, cross diagnostic, health promoting physical activity project builds on successful but siloed current provision for patients with neurological conditions. This new way to deliver a service will offer intervention to patients across a range of conditions.
It moves from reactive interventions at time of crisis or deterioration, to health promoting exercise, physical activity and falls prevention programmes in order to enhance health and well-being and to keep these people out of acute care. The aims and objectives align with the steps outlined in the implementation framework of the ‘National Strategy & Policy for the Provision of Neuro-Rehab Services in Ireland’. It offers a “next stop” after rehabilitation by the stroke early supported discharge schemes, or intervention for those living with chronic neurological conditions. The voice of the patient will be reflected through all elements of the project though the set-up of the patient forum. It optimises strategies to enable its implementation nationally after this project through its collaborative approach, manualised programmes and training and implementation models.
Get involved with Active Neuro
We would like to hear from people living with neurological conditions such as stroke, head injury, MS, Parkinsons and other conditions of brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous systems.
We are hosting a public consultation on 12th February at 10.30 AM in the Radisson, Ennis Road, Limerick and at 6.30 PM in the Kilmurray Lodge Hotel
Information and registration can be found here on Eventbrite or by phoning the Active Neuro project office at MS Ireland on 061 303 0802.
We would like to run programmes that meet the needs of the participants, here are some programmes that may be of interest to you, if you have other ideas please do contact us
If you would like to take part in our programmes you can download and complete the referral form here - self referral or referral by charities and healtcare providers is also welcome