With the support of the CPA committee, Tony Wilkinson will be heading up the “Cork 500 Member” challenge. With more than 1,250 people in the county with Parkinson’s we are aware that people do not know of the network of support and information available to them through CPA. Many of them are residents in Care homes and are isolated from other PwPs. We want to reach out to people like this and their carers to make them aware of the benefits of being part of CPA.
We want to proactively grow CPA membership so that it can weather future storms and drive better healthcare programmes. We need to have a strong local group to ensure we are properly represented nationally and within the HSE, but more importantly, that we are in a position of strength to support our members with the projected figures for PwP expected to double in the next 10 years.