The British Polio Fellowship is committed to supporting our members via the Central Office team, dedicated Outreach Officers in Scotland and the South West and via a comprehensive regional Branch and Group network located throughout the UK. Together, we provide members with a source of local and national contact and support. Please visit our Find a Branch page to find the Branch or Group close to you.
Members of The British Polio Fellowship are a diverse group from all walks of life, united by Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) having touched their lives.
Members can be involved with the charity as much or as little as they wish. Some members contact Central Office for advice and support on living with PPS or for benefits advice, while our extensive Branch and Regional network is a way to get involved, meet friends and share advice and experiences on living with PPS.
National Treasurer Linda Evers met her husband through her local Branch and with trips, events and dinners, the local network is an invaluable lifeline to many people. As Linda herself says:
“I, like many other folk, met my husband through The British Polio Fellowship. I would certainly lead a very different, very lonely life if it wasn’t for The British Polio Fellowship and I daresay the same would be true for many other people. The British Polio Fellowship has been a big part of my life – long may it continue.”
The British Polio Fellowship has helped provide me with a community and support for what are a very special set of health problems that only people with Polio may understand. I have no doubt that without the help of the charity and the support of many of the members, including my husband, I wouldn’t have felt the confidence to enjoy such a great career.”